ICD-10-CM continues to be revised to be more like DSM-5

...and pirates may be in control of the DSM-5

The ICD-10-CM codes continue to be revised to look more like changes in the DSM-5 (and 10/1/2016 won’t be the end of that process).

As I noted in previous blog posts, there are changes that mental health professionals should be aware of to the ICD-10-CM codes which will take effect on 10/1/2016. This is so the codes will look more like changes that were made to the DSM-5.

However, don’t expect the process to be done after this 10/1/2016 revision. There will still be ICD-10-CM coding changes in the future as a result of DSM-5. Would you like to watch a bit of the process for making these changes? You can see it on YouTube. You can even watch the American Psychiatric Association’s Michael First make his presentations (first as a “private citizen” and secondly on behalf of the ApA).

His private citizen talks are entertaining though– especially the one about parrots; so feel free to start there if you’d like at the 1:09:00-ish minute mark of this YouTube video. There is around 50 minutes of semi-relevant contents from that point on from Dr. First. particularly if you are interested in potential coding changes associated with parrot injuries, body integrity dysphoria (a persistent desire to have a specific physical disability), avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, factitious disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). You can check out the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/xK0GFynyj9A?t=1h8m55s

If you’d like you have until next month to submit comments on what he talked about.

This took place this week at the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. Another interesting tidbit was the expectation that ICD-11 would not be adopted by WHO until at least 2018 (that is before implementation) and likely would not be implemented in the United States any time soon.