Practice Alert; Completing Boxes 14 & 15 on the CMS-1500 Form

Susan Ross

Mar 20, 2019

An increasing number of clinical social workers have reported to NASW that paper claims submitted on the CMS-1500 form are being denied because boxes 14 and 15 were not completed.

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New ICD-10-CM Code Changes for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman LICSW, CT, Clinical Manager

Sep 21, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, several code changes to the International Classification of Diseases-10-Edition-Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), will be implemented by the National Center for Health Statistics, a federal agency who created the files under the authorization of the World Health Organization.

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Practice Alert: ICD Code Changes

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT

Dec 20, 2017

Each year the National Center for Health Statistics, releases new, updated, or deleted codes for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). Clinical social workers should use the new codes to avoid reimbursement denials.

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Practice Perspectives - ICD-10-CM Changes for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jan 01, 2017

Clinical social workers are one of many health care professionals who will be required to use the ICD-10-CM coding system when identifying mental health disorders.

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Practice Perspectives - ICD-10-CM Guide For Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jan 01, 2017

Psychiatric diagnostic codes used by clinical social workers are found in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) “F” section, F01-F99, on Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders. Third-party payers may individually decide which diagnostic codes they will reimburse clinical social workers for.

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Practice Perspectives - Place Of Service Codes For Clinical Social Workers In Private Practice

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Jan 01, 2017

When seeking reimbursement from third-party payers, clinical social workers are required to use place of service codes in order to submit a professional claim form such as the CMS-1500. These codes specify where services are rendered and may result in a denied claim when used inappropriately.

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