Urgent Notice: ICD-10-CM Implementation October 1, 2015

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT

Clinical Social Work

Practice Perspectives


Beginning October 1, 2015, clinical social workers and other health care providers, insurance companies, clearinghouses, and others in the health industry will transition from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). The ICD-10-CM is a diagnostic classification system used to identify diseases. Clinical social workers who diagnose and treat mental illness will be required to use the ICD-10-CM when diagnosing patients and submitting paper or electronic claims for reimbursement.

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