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SAMSHA Announcement: October 1 Deadline To Transition to ICD-10 with DSM 5

The deadline is October 1, 2015, for transitioning to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

ICD-10-CM codes are reported to insurance companies for reimbursement for clinical services.

DSM-5 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.