Posts From September, 2017

Easily contact your Senators re: Graham-Cassidy

By Anthony Kassir
09/20/2017

From the APA: The American Psychiatric Association is moving quickly to protect access to mental health and substance use disorder coverage. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) recently unveiled a new proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act but their proposal would: Eliminate guaranteed coverage of substance use disorders and mental ... read more


Changes to ICD-10-CM Codes for DSM-5 Diagnoses Effective October 1

By Anthony Kassir
09/15/2017

From the APA:  Revised 2018 ICD-10-CM codes, released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), are scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2017. The codes include new, updated, or deleted codes for diagnoses listed in ICD-10-CM, including some 65 codes related to mental health conditions listed in DSM-5. All practitioners and payers must use ... read more


How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

By Anthony Kassir
09/07/2017

From the APA: Dear Members of the APA, We are continuing to monitor the impact of Hurricane Harvey and are closely watching the path of Hurricane Irma. We know from previous natural disasters that those affected have multiple service needs, even months and years after the traumatic event. We also know that addressing the mental ... read more


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