Preparing For ICD-10 & DSM-5: What Your Organization Needs To Know To Successfully Make The Switch

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Oct. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Major changes in diagnosis terms and codes could impact service delivery and revenue cycles for health and human services providers not preparing now to make the conversion.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), was released in May 2013 and adoption varies state by state. In addition, the deadline for providers to convert to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) code sets used to report clinical diagnoses and procedures is October 1, 2015. These conversion requirements present unique challenges to executives as well as clinical, IT, and billing managers in provider organizations.

Join Dru Anne Walz, director of project management at Netsmart, for this special online web briefing about the changes involved with the transition to ICD-10 and DSM-5. The web briefing, "ICD-10 & DSM-5: The 'How-To' Guide to Successfully Managing the Transition," scheduled for Thursday, October 30 at 2:00pm EDT, will let organizations know how to assess whether they are prepared for the transition, and if not, what steps are needed for a successful conversion. In this special 90-minute web briefing, hear Dru Anne Walz:

  • Provide insight into what behavioral health provider organizations need to assess within their workflow to make the changes to ICD-10 and DSM-5
  • Offer best practices for the steps necessary to prepare systems for the transition
  • Present case studies of behavioral health organizations that have definitive plans in place for the conversions

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.


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Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care with Netsmart CareFabric™, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day. Netsmart clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.

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