The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 billing codes will be massive. Even though mental / behavioral health codes are a small part percentage of the 68,000 available under ICD-10, the same payers will be processing everyone’s codes! Experts are warning that practices need to have at least six months’ cash reserves to weather the potential reimbursement backlog, and early preparation is your best defense for ICD-10.
Did you know that DSM codes are ICD!? Contrary to popular belief, all claims with dates of service 10.1.15 and after must be coded in ICD-10, whether the DSM is consulted for diagnosis coding or not. Check out our blog posts and articles below for details about DSM, ICD, how they interact – and click here to see how PIMSY behavioral health practice management can help you maintain compliance.
(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure ICD & DSM compliance, including the 10/1/15 ICD-10 transition. 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.)
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