Diagnoses not up to dateAnswered
I noticed that the pop-up diagnoses are not up to date and reflet DSM-IV rather than DSM V. For instance, Persistent Depressive Disorder came up as Dysthymia. I am new to Simple Practice and wondered when the diagnoses will be updated to DSM V.
Hi Everyone - I can certainly clarify why our diagnosis codes aren't reflecting the most recent DSM.
We actually don't use DSM codes in SimplePractice, we use ICD-10 Codes instead. We regularly update the ICD-10 codes available to our customers.
The reason we use ICD-10 codes is to make sure our customers are getting paid for claims they submit to insurance payers. Insurance payers only process and pay for billed sessions with billable ICD-10 codes. You can peruse the complete list of updated ICD-10 codes here: https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes
If you'd like us to add any billable ICD-10 codes that aren't listed in SimplePractice, or if there is an existing code with an outdated description, I'd encourage you to submit a Help Request to our Customer Success Group. Click here to submit a Help Request: SimplePractice Help Request Form.
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