ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R41.2

Retrograde amnesia

Diagnosis Code R41.2

ICD-10: R41.2
Short Description: Retrograde amnesia
Long Description: Retrograde amnesia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R41.2

Valid for Submission
The code R41.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Oth symptoms and signs w cognitive functions and awareness (R41)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R41.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Amnesia
  • Amnesia
  • Amnesia for remote events
  • Post-traumatic amnesia
  • Retrograde amnesia

Information for Patients


Memory

Every day, you have different experiences and you learn new things. Your brain cannot store all of that information, so it has to decide what is worth remembering. Memory is the process of storing and then remembering this information. There are different types of memory. Short-term memory stores information for a few seconds or minutes. Long-term memory stores it for a longer period of time.

Memory doesn't always work perfectly. As you grow older, it may take longer to remember things.

It's normal to forget things once in awhile. We've all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. If you are a senior who forget things more often than others your age, you may have mild cognitive impairment. Forgetting how to use your phone or find your way home may be signs of a more serious problem, such as

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Other types of dementia
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Head injuries
  • Blood clots or tumors in the brain
  • Kidney, liver, or thyroid problems
  • Reactions to certain medicines

If you're worried about your forgetfulness, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

  • Memory loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mental status testing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Remembering tips (Medical Encyclopedia)


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