All mental health providers in San Diego should note that starting October 1, 2016 a number of changes to the DSM-5 and to the ICD-10-CM codes for mental disorders will go into effect.
These changes will impact diagnostic and billing methods used daily by mental health providers in San Diego. Impacted codes are relevant to the the following disorders:
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
- Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults
- Hoarding Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Other Specified Depressive Disorder
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
- Other Specified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder
- Pica, in adults
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
- Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
- Unspecified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder
A printable chart listing the current ICD codes for use through September 30, 2016 and the new codes for use beginning October 1, 2016 is available for mental health providers from the American Psychiatric Association here.
A more detailed DSM-5 update is available here.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the DSM, the new codes “will allow more accurate diagnostic recording, improved communication among clinicians, and better means for collecting prevalence data”.
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If you, mental health providers in San Diego, have any questions about these changes and are a CPA member, you may contact Elizabeth Winkelman, JD, PhD, Director of Professional Affairs.
California Psychological Association