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  • Lisette Wright, M.A., LP

    Lisette Wright, M.A., LP

ICD-10 / DSM-5 Coding, Documentation, and Clinical Diagnostic Criteria Training ©

MODULE V: Which Way To Go? Making Sense of the Clinical Diagnostic Differences Between ICD-10 / DSM-5

This module will help you make informed choices about the differing ICD-10 and DSM-5 standards for diagnosing mental conditions. Quick and easy diagnosis and documentation rules will be provided and explained for symptoms, severity, frequency and duration for each major category of mental health and substance use. Making informed choices about who completes all needed coding and record keeping, as well as how and when your documentation is rendered “defensible,” is key in how you will withstand audits by third parties after payments have been rendered. Routine audits are planned enforcement arms of CMS compliance to assure the ICD-10 transition by all US healthcare professionals. Additional codes that are mandated or suggested will also be introduced in this module to help you make wise choices about the quickest routes to collecting worry-free payment.

Learning Objectives

Participant will be able to:

  • Name one diagnosis with significant diagnostic differences between the ICD-10 and DSM-5
  • Determine which manual gives the clinician more flexibility to use their clinical judgment
  • Name the manual that supports ICD-10 codes

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