Let's start a pysch coding email group!

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PsychCoders is now a Yahoo Group - please join!

Hello fellow psych coders,

I have started a psych coders group on Yahoo groups. The email list I had started before became so big, I couldn't even reply because Yahoo didn't let me send emails to 128 people at once! Also, the volume of emails had become very burdensome.

So to make a long story short, please go to http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/psychcoders and join the group!!! :)
 
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Hello fellow psych coders,

I am new to psychiatry and have not found a lot of helpful information on coding psych. There is some, such as the APA and books by Chester Schmidt. There are a few courses and such offered, but they look like they are mostly for physicians rather than coders.

I think it would be great to start an email network of psych coders, where we could send out quick questions to each other during the work day and they could be answered by anyone who has a minute to help out. We could help each other out and maybe we could all do the best possible job with our psych coding.

This is what my colleagues and I do where I work, and it works so well! The only problem is: none of us has much experience with psych coding.

Please post your email address to add to the list, or just say what you think of this idea.
I think this is a great idea. It is hard to find information, even to be used in the Pediatrics physicians office related to this subject.

I would like to be added.

Thanks,
Veronica Geyer, CPC
vgeyer@Rockwoodclinic.com
 

tkd

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Hi,

I do inpatient psychiratric coding and my co-worker does the outpatient coding and we have found the same thing, not much information out there. I would love to be added as we are trying to find out how DSM codes will be effected with ICD-10.
TDymock@peacehealth.org

Thank you so much for adding me and looking forward to helping each other.:)
Teresa
 

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I have worked at a Psych hospital for 6 yrs. Not saying I am an expert but would be willing to help w/ any questions. At my current position I am also the only psych coder.

Mrusch AAS CPC
margaret.rusch@ihs.gov
 

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Hello fellow psych coders,

I am new to psychiatry and have not found a lot of helpful information on coding psych. There is some, such as the APA and books by Chester Schmidt. There are a few courses and such offered, but they look like they are mostly for physicians rather than coders.

I think it would be great to start an email network of psych coders, where we could send out quick questions to each other during the work day and they could be answered by anyone who has a minute to help out. We could help each other out and maybe we could all do the best possible job with our psych coding.

This is what my colleagues and I do where I work, and it works so well! The only problem is: none of us has much experience with psych coding.

Please post your email address to add to the list, or just say what you think of this idea.
Please add me also!

chastity.nault@ololrmc.com
 

PVAzCPC

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Looks like a lot of us in this same situation, new to Psych/Behavioral/Mental health! I've just spent the last hour trying to find an answer and have not yet, which is what brought me, finally, to this forum. TG I've found you all; I now have hope!

Please add me to the list as well...We can all learn together!

ljgreenwoodma@gmail.com

Lorie Greenwood, MA
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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
Prescott, AZ
 

codquist

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Please add my email address as well

Yes, you are right, Behavioral Health coding is definitely the black sheep and there is very little support out there. great idea.
 

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That is a fantastic idea! We work with children, inpatient/outpatient and are now starting telemed. Any and all insights are most graciously welcome!! I am new to the behavioral health world so any advice is wonderful!
Thank you SO much!! Kara

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I have been in psych for about 14 years now. I would love to be on your email list.
I am currently having a problem with AXIS III. The psych dr documents lots and lots of History of MI, Hx of stroke, hx of gunshot to leg, hx of brain trauma by gunshot, hx of stab wounds in 1974. Each dr documents different and more often than not, no 5th digit. some assume we can read their minds as to with or with/out psychosis. I never ASSUME anything and always tackle the dr. for a 5th.
deb cline
 
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PVAzCPC

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Axis III problems

I have been in psych for about 14 years now. I would love to be on your email list.
I am currently having a problem with AXIS III. The psych dr documents lots and lots of History of MI, Hx of stroke, hx of gunshot to leg, hx of brain trauma by gunshot, hx of stab wounds in 1974. Each dr documents different and more often than not, no 5th digit. some assume we can read their minds as to with or with/out psychosis. I never ASSUME anything and always tackle the dr. for a 5th.
deb cline
Deb, I'm having the same issues w/ the Axis III and I've only been in psych for 5 months---Medical Coding is MUCH easier!! All those Dxs that you listed are History, do you code out each one? I'm being told that we cannot code anything into Axis III, that is not being treated by the psych or is directly related to the mental condition, because our billing program pulls directly from the Dr notes..So, like we could code Hypothyroid if it caused the patient's depression (depression due to general medical condition)..Any thoughts?
 

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Hello fellow psych coders,

I am new to psychiatry and have not found a lot of helpful information on coding psych. There is some, such as the APA and books by Chester Schmidt. There are a few courses and such offered, but they look like they are mostly for physicians rather than coders.

I think it would be great to start an email network of psych coders, where we could send out quick questions to each other during the work day and they could be answered by anyone who has a minute to help out. We could help each other out and maybe we could all do the best possible job with our psych coding.

This is what my colleagues and I do where I work, and it works so well! The only problem is: none of us has much experience with psych coding.

Please post your email address to add to the list, or just say what you think of this idea.
I would like to do this also-mstro10@hotmail.com. I have over 20 years billing for Psychiatry and know there isn't alot of information out there. I don't log onto the Forum everyday though.:cool:
 

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I would like to join this email group. I have 15 years of outpatient psych coding experience, but I'm the only coder in my practice so I could use some support! My email address is b.threloff@csmacomb.org. Thanks!
 
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