Transition to ICD-10: What it Entails and Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Providers

The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), developed by the American Psychiatric Association and released in May 2013, is the compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes used by clinicians in the U.S. health care system. Clinicians need to understand and appropriately use DSM-5 codes to avoid barriers to or delays in treatment. This knowledge is critical, as International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services.

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About Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey C. Lynne is a South Florida native, representing individuals and business entities relating to licensing, accreditation, regulatory compliance, business structure, marketing, real estate, zoning and litigation pertaining to substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences. Mr. Lynne has been recognized across the region as a leader in progressive public dialogue about the role that substance abuse treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment for addiction and alcoholism as well as those who are established in their recovery.

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