Useful ICD 10 Codes That You Probably Don’t Know About
Now that the transition to ICD 10 is complete, providers are shifting to a new diagnostic system that they aren’t familiar with. Since we tend to think in DSM language you may be looking for the appropriate ICD 10 code for the typical DSM diagnoses that we are all familiar with – Adjustments Disorders, Major Depression, etc. There is certainly nothing wrong with this, however there are many ICD 10 Codes that you can use that you probably don’t know about.
According to Medicare’s LCD for 2016 (local coverage determination), the following codes are a small sample of billable diagnosis codes that support medical necessity when used with the CPT codes (aka, procedure codes) that we use typically use: 90791, 90834, 90837, 90846 and 90847.
So who knew that a client could just be worried or unhappy without having to give them a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder NOS? And low self-esteem is a billable code!?! That seems to be what Medicare is saying and typically other insurance companies follow their lead, but of course only time will tell. In the meantime start submitting claims some of these codes and report back with your results. Also feel free to add to this list by leaving a comment as you become more familiar with ICD 10. The more we can figure this out together, the more we all benefit. Best of luck!
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