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Diagnostic Code 9326 - Organic Mental Syndrome (dementia)



I believe it's 50%, can anyone nail that down for me, and provide the link or where I can find it in 38 CFR? I see the code listed there, but there are no percentages listed next to it.


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First there are a number of codes. Wich one is the right one for the situation I don't now so here they are. (9327 seems the right one)

Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders


9300 Delirium

9301 Dementia due to infection (HIV infection, syphilis, or

other systemic or intracranial infections)

9304 Dementia due to head trauma

9305 Vascular dementia

9310 Dementia of unknown etiology

9312 Dementia of the Alzheimer's type

9326 Dementia due to other neurologic or general medical

conditions (endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders,

Pick's disease, brain tumors, etc.) or that are substance-

induced (drugs, alcohol, poisons)

9327 Organic mental disorder, other (including personality

change due to a general medical condition)

And second, Vike 17 is right.

© Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders shall be evaluated under the general rating formula for mental disorders; neurologic deficits or other impairments stemming from the same etiology (e.g., a head injury) shall be evaluated separately and combined with the evaluation for delirium, dementia, or amnestic or other cognitive disorder (see §4.25).

Mine is code 9310-9434. Dementia of unkown etiology (should be 9304 for head trauma) and Major Depresive Dissorder. Both rated together under the general rating formula for mental disorders at 100%.


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Thanks guys. The code in question is 9326, due to a pituitary illness (endocrine disorder).

I've griped here about a claim for increased rating for organic mental syndrome from 30% to 50% that the Board initially remanded in March 2001, again in June 2003, and finally in December, 2005 to the VARO here who had never acted upon it. The service-connection for 30% was originally granted in 1993, but in 1996, the rating criteria changed in my husband's favor. We had been appealing it ever since the initial award, anyway.

So much for the Board's directive that the claim be handled in an "expeditious" manner. I threatened a writ of mandamus to the VARO, copied the Board.

Now it's at the Appeals Management Center.

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