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(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure proper coding & billing, including the 2013 CPT code and the 2014 ICD-10 code changes. PIMSY EMR/SMIS has gathered information from various resources believed to be authorities in their field. However, neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors warrant that the information is in every respect accurate and/or complete. PIMSY EMR/SMIS assumes no responsibility for use of the information provided. Neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors shall be responsible for, and expressly disclaim liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to, or reliance on, the content of these educational materials. These materials are for informational purposes only. PIMSY EMR/SMIS does not provide medical, legal, financial or other professional advice and readers are encouraged to consult a professional advisor for such advice.)
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 8.14.14
DSM-5 Myth # 2:
“I’ve been using DSM codes my whole career, but now I have to use ICD-10 codes, whatever that means.”
Although most of us in the psychiatry / mental health field use the term “DSM codes”, there are no actual DSM codes! The DSM...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 8.14.14
DSM-5 Myth # 1:
“The deadine for ICD-10 was pushed back to 2015, so the deadline for DSM-5 must be delayed too.”
FALSE! DSM-5 has been in effect since 1/1/14, which means you should be using it now. Although the APA has not officially retired DSM-IV, you should...
by George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M. and Christopher E. Brown, J.D., 7.17.14
Was your Medicare enrollment application denied, and you can’t figure out why?
You may be surprised to learn that even the smallest punctuation error, such as a missing comma or period, could cause your...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 7.8.14
Mental and behavioral health care practices have an added challenge of updating from DSM-IV to DSM-5, in addition to the already confusing world of medical coding & billing. How do you know what codes to use – and when??
We continue to receive questions from...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.8.14
We recently received a great question from one of our blog readers: “Does this mean that we will not implement DSM-5 until 10/1/15 since the coding is directly tied to ICD-10? Are the insurance companies on board?”
The DSM-5 deadline is completely separate from...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 12.18.13
You’re ready to use a clearinghouse for mental health billing—but what questions do you ask to help pick the right one for your practice?
Which insurance companies do they bill?
If the clearinghouse doesn’t bill the insurance companies you use for your clients, that’s usually...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 10.23.13
How Can a Clearinghouse + Mental Health EHR Help You?
Often when we speak to businesses considering PIMSY, we’re asked what the benefits are of using a clearinghouse in conjunction with a behavioral health EHR or Practice Management System. In addition to streamlining...
by Donna Koger, 8.2.13
The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s manual of mental disorders is finally out, offering the latest revision in nearly 20 years of the diagnostic bible used by individuals and agencies, insurers, schools and government bodies to navigate the behavioral...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 4.29.13
We understand: you just want to keep up with your clients and therapy workload, but every time you turn around, there’s another compliance milestone to be met or coding change to implement, each requiring commitment of invaluable time & energy from you and your staff. ...
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 3.3.13
The DSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, provides standardized criteria to the diagnosis of mental health conditions and has been used widely by mental health practitioners in the US to aid in diagnosing clients since 1952. The current...