Reminder: Transition to ICD-10

APNA News: The Psychiatric Nursing Voice  |  September 2015 Members' Corner Edition

On October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered providers will be required to use ICD-10 diagnosis codes for all services. Remember, the DSM-5 already includes the ICD-10 codes, so you can continue to use it as your primary resource for diagnosing and also find the correct codes to ensure that you receive reimbursement for your services. The ICD-10 codes in the DSM-5 will be the codes in parentheses throughout the manual. 

The ICD-10 has more codes than the ICD-9, which means that in some cases more specific codes can be used in your diagnosis. For example, the ICD-9 provided just one code for anorexia nervosa, but the ICD-10 provides two different codes for two distinct types of the illness. 

Back in April of 2014 we ran a story to alert you of the coming change and we have continued to update our website with resources to help you through the transition, but with the deadline for this transition to ICD-10 in just a few days, we wanted to remind you of a these resources to help you prepare. You can find them below, as well as a continuously updated list in the APRN PMH Resources section of the website here.

Using the DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10 
A free webinar tutorial and online guide from the American Psychiatric Association on the transition to ICD-10, including the code changes and how to use them.

ICD-10-CM Transition Webinar
A free webinar from Optum on how DSM-5 Supports the Behavioral Health Transition to ICD-10, claim submission, authorizations, eligibility & benefits, autism/coordination with ABA providers, and readiness & mitigations. (This content was developed by an outside organization and does not represent the views of APNA.)

ICD-10 Code Lookup
From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an online searchable database of the ICD-10 codes. Search by code or keyword for results which provide the ICD-10 code and its description.

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