About the ICD’s Psychiatric Diagnoses

You know you need to use ICD-10 codes and labels for documentation and billing. The Reference List makes finding and using all the applicable ones much easier.

It includes all the codes (numbers) and diagnostic labels for all the ICD-10 disorders in the mental health area. In fact, all the codes in the new DSM-5 are here because they are all included in the ICD-10 (although the names/diagnoses may differ).

This List includes all the familiar symptom-based codes (now called F-codes) as well as all the relevant codes from the sections G, R, T, and the greatly expanded Z-codes.

In the ICD-10 each code number can include  several diagnoses and this has several advantages. For example, a child can be diagnosed with an accurate label but one which does not apply to adults and so be “outgrown” and not be permanently “sticky” as are some diagnoses.

I, Ed Zuckerman, am a seasoned clinician, and have used my experience to edit the official listing. I have removed archaic and unused diagnoses and otherwise cleaned up the listing that you could download. (The ICD-10 is essentially in the public domain.)

You can get much the same information from the CDC website but I calculate it will take you 8 hours and cost you (mainly in time) over $350 to make a usable listing. Let me do the work and save you $323. My version uses color, layout, fonts, and highlighting to make finding the right code and diagnosis much easier. There are similar listings from Rapid Coder and others but they are not designed for clinicians. One presents the codes alphabetically making finding the diagnosis when all you received is the number virtually impossible. Another fits the codes in by leaving out 300 less popular codes. And they cost more. Let us all work together.

We will be using ICD-10 for many years

    • HIPAA and HITECH make ICD-10 the official list of diagnoses as of 12:01 AM, October 1, 2015, for all documentation and insurance claims and so it will be used by everyone, especially the insurance companies.
    • For use after Oct. 1, 2016 about 220 labels have been added to ICD. They come from the DSM-5 and are the result of “harmonization” efforts by the American Psychiatric Association. From the format, they clearly do not replace but only expand the wordings of the ICD. The Reference List you receive now includes all of these. If you have an earlier version, download the ICD Update 2016 by clicking here.
    • Just so you know, there is an ICD-11 due to become official around 2020 but it is very likely to be delayed. Eleven is part of a radically different way of conceiving of health. It is part of a series of linked models describing causation, diagnoses, function and disability, and interventions. The curious can learn more on the CDC website.
    • Learn how to use the ICD-10 and understand the power of its Z-codes to do holistic/comprehensive/professional/biopsychosocial diagnosing and care. Click HERE for a neat 4 page guide.

    For all these reasons, the Reference Listing of ICD-10 Diagnoses is a logical purchase.

    To See a Sample Page of the ICD-10 Reference List, Click Here

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