DSM 5

DSM 5 will be out in a week or so. Do we need to use it???

We never needed to use DSM 4. DSM is for a description of diagnostic criteria only. If you want to get paid you use ICD 9. DSM and ICD are so similar in the Dx code that every billing company crosswalked DSM to ICD. You have been  using ICD for years.

So you dont have to buy DSM5 unless you want to.ICD 9 is free and on line. ICD 10 is mandated on 10/1/14. It too is already on line and free. expect a cross walk for both.

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