Using ICD-10 in SimplePractice

If you signed up for SimplePractice after July 1st, 2016, this article won't apply to you. We've kept this article for customers who may have used ICD-9 codes prior to their removal from the system.


Setting your practice to ICD-10.

The federally mandated update from ICD-9 to ICD-10 occurred on October 1st, 2015. This means that as of October 1st, 2015 you should have begun assigning new ICD-10 diagnostic codes to all clients you see.

10 diagnostic codes

When you search through the diagnosis list, you'll see the ICD-10 code listed first followed by the ICD-10 code description. Some codes added prior to July 1st, 2016 may include the ICD-9 code.



The old ICD-9 code is displayed for reference only and to help make the transition to ICD-10 simpler.


To update an old ICD-9 code to ICD-10

1. Go to your Client's Overview page

2. Click on the dropdown filter next to the Create button. Select Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

3. Find the most recent ICD-9 diagnosis, hover over the diagnosis and click on Edit

The client's previous diagnosis will load on the screen with the DSM-5 recommended ICD-10 codes auto-populated to the diagnosis fields.



4. Make any required changes to the diagnosis codes. If you don't see the ICD-10 code you need, click here to contact us and we'll get it added for you.)

5. Change the Diagnosis date and time to October 1st.


The date doesn’t have to be set to October 1st, but you do need to make sure that the diagnosis timestamp is set to a date/time prior to the client's 1st session following the October 1st transition.

6. Click Save as New.



It's that simple!

You've now updated the client's diagnosis with the appropriate ICD-10 code. You can confirm that the client's diagnosis is recorded with ICD-10 codes by checking to make sure that the ICD-10 code is listed on the client's overview page.





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