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ICD Diagnosis and DSM Changes The New Horizon

Carol Goodheart, Ed.D.

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Beginning October 1, 2015, all U.S. mental health providers will be required to use the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) version 10-CM for all billing and health care information.

This presentation will help participants better understand and use the ICD to identify the most accurate and correct client diagnosis. In addition to providing necessary reporting to insurance companies, effective ICD diagnoses can help guide clinical treatments.
  • An overview of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
  • A comprehensive orientation to the ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes
  • Summary of DSM-5 key changes
  • Contrasts between the DSM-5 and the ICD
  • A preview of the ICD-11 under development
  • Opportunities for participants to practice using the ICD within the presentation.


Participants will be able to describe:
  • The purpose of diagnostic classification systems
  • The two HIPAA approved code sets for the US
  • The coding format of the ICD-10-CM
  • How to transpose the 3 most commonly used diagnostic codes in their practices to the new ICD-10-CM codes
  • 3 major changes in the DSM-5
  • The relevance of the new codes for health care practices
  • The most important feature for clinicians in the ICD version that follows the ICD-10-CM and the ICD-11


Backgroud of ICD
  • The United Nations and World Health Organization; evolution of ICD; ICD today; The World vs. U.S. timetables
ICD-10-CM – Finding The Codes You Need
  • Rationale for the adoption of ICD - Differences between ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM - New organization of codes
  • Examples of diagnostic code changes - Comparison to DSM codes - Instruction on notes and conventions - The ‘Blue Book’ - clinical descriptions and guidelines
Diagnostic Nuances:Case Example
  • ICD & DSM coding differences
  • Harmonization with ICD
  • The 15 most significant DSM-5 changes
  • Organization & Challenges of the DSM
Comparison of ICD and DSM
  • Clinical utility issues
  • Enhancing utility for practitioners
  • Reliability and validity problems
  • Making a diagnosis versus choosing a code
  • Case formulation skills
ICD-11: The New Frontier
  • Changes for the revised new ICD-11, Psychology’s involvement in the revision (no longer limited to psychiatry), updated Clinical Descriptions & Diagnostic Guidelines (CDDG)
  • New diagnostic category blocks, based on how clinicians search for codes; Determining clinical utility; Relevance of ICD-11 to practitioners