Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

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Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

Postby psych74 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:53 am

1. The FORM 1500 (02-12) is still used for billing, correct? (i.e. no new form for ICD-10.)
2. For psyche treatment (outpatient, ongoing patients), assuming one has a copy of
DSM-5, it is simply a matter of using the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes (often starting with a F)
rather than the older codes (usually all numeric), correct? I'm asking because for psyche
diagnoses (or at least the ones for adults in WC treatment) the change to ICD-10 seems
very easy (WC does not usually involve the newer "controversial" DSM-5 codes) and I
do not want to miss some detail (I appreciate DSM-5 diagnoses are sometimes more specific)>
Thanks!

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Re: Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

Postby David Eugene Weiss on Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:44 am

Dear Psych 74:

Here are the answers to your questions:

1. Yes, the 2/12 version is correct; there is no new version.
2. Yes. That is correct.

PS. Don't miss our WorkCompCentral course called ICD-10 Basics, facilitated by Sue Honor. Here is the link to the course page and if you have problems signing up for the course, give me, David Weiss, a call at WorkCompCentral
https://www.workcompcentral.com/educati ... rse_pk/967
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Re: Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

Postby psych74 on Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:20 pm

Thank you ;)
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Re: Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

Postby Drjewel on Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:51 pm

FYI,

I don't have any feedback yet, but I am simply putting a diagnosis and a GAF.. And in the report I am using both codes, to make sure attorneys who aren't yet up to speed understand..
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Re: Last Minute ICD-10 Questions (California)

Postby psych74 on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:23 pm

On PR-2s and treatment billing, I have completed converted to ICD-10/DSM-5 without any problem. On Med-Legals, I do all 5 Axes in DSM-IV-TR (which includes the GAF) and add a section giving the DSM-5 DXs for purposes of completeness. I have noticed non-work comp IMEs indicating that they don't care if DSM-IV or DSM-5 is used; but, otherwise no mention of DSM-5 in Med-Legals.
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