The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), developed by the American Psychiatric Association and released in May 2013, is the compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes used by clinicians in the U.S. health care system. Clinicians need to understand and appropriately use DSM-5 codes to avoid barriers to or delays in treatment. This knowledge is critical, as International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services.
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