Category: Diagnostic Coding

Psychologist Taking Notes on a Clipboard

June 4, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 codes for depression, ranging from F32.0 to F32.9. It’s important to note coding changes frequently; the new code for 2021 went into effect on October 1, 2020. As of this date, the ICD-10 diagnostic code for major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified is F32.9.   Other Uses…
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A psychologist takes clinical notes

June 1, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 code for anxiety. The ICD-10 code for unspecified anxiety disorder is F41.1, a direct translation from the ICD-9 code 300.00. It is important to note, however, that there are a number of anxiety disorders indexed in ICD-10. The ICD-10 code for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), for example,…
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May 12, 2021

In this blog post, Valant discusses the ICD-10 code for Altered Mental Status. Altered mental status, unspecified (R41.82) is a billable ICD-10 diagnostic code under HIPAA regulations from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. This code is acceptable to insurers when used to describe a marked change in mental health status not attributable to…
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