Optimizing coding and reimbursement to improve management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

@article{Fillit2002OptimizingCA,
  title={Optimizing coding and reimbursement to improve management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.},
  author={Howard M. Fillit and David S. Geldmacher and Richard Todd Welter and Katie Maslow and Malcolm Fraser},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={1871-8}
}
The objectives of this study were to review the diagnostic, International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), diagnosis related groups (DRGs), and common procedural terminology (CPT) coding and reimbursement issues (including Medicare Part B reimbursement for physicians) encountered in caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD); to review the implications of these policies for the long-term clinical management of the patient… CONTINUE READING

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