ExpiredCoding for Behavioral Health

  • October 9, 2015
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

October 9, 2015
8:30 – 10:00 am

Coding of behavioral health diagnoses, such as severe forms of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, can be challenging for home health agencies. It requires detailed information on the acuity and etiology of the disease, as well as an associated manifestations or complications. This webinar is designed for home health agencies that provide skilled care for patients with dementia, behavioral health conditions or intellectual disabilities. The presenter will utilize case studies to demonstrate proper coding techniques, as outlined in Chapter 5 of the Coding Manual.

There are major differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. ICD-9 codes are grouped by psychotic, non-psychotic disorders or mental retardation. ICD-10 contains updated clinical terminology that aligns with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV.) ICD-10 also requires greater detail and offers guidelines for pain disorders related to psychological factors and behavioral disorders due to substance abuse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the Official Coding Guidelines for coding behavioral health diagnoses
  • Learn the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 Chapter 5
  • Understand how to code specific behavioral health diagnoses, including dementia, severe depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, drug abuse and dependence and intellectual disabilities.

Registration Brochure:

behavioral coding: fall 2015

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