ICD-10 Takes Effect October 1, 2015
Are You Ready?
By Lourie W. Reichenberg, LPC
- After October 1, 2015, all insurance submissions for services that occurred October 1 and later must use ICD-10 codes and NOT ICD-9 codes.
- Services prior to October 1, 2015 can still be submitted and must use the IDC-9 codes.
- ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes cannot be used on the same insurance submission form.
- ICD-10 codes are included in DSM-5 (these are the codes on the right of the disorder)
- In addition, the DSM-5 Coding Update Supplement is available free of charge, in English or Spanish, from: www.dsm.psychiatryonline.orgYou can also register at the APA website to receive DSM-5 updates
- The World Health Organization provides a 267-page pdf document free of charge at: www.who.int/classifications
- The Centers for Medicare or Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov). CMS.gov also has a “Quick-Start” guide and has announced some “flexibility” for the first 12 months of coding using ICD-10 (check out announcements and guidelines at the same website).
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