Results 1 to 7 of 7


  1. #1
    Question DSM-IV to ICD-9
    Exam Training Packages
    Hi, I can't seem to find a nice pocket-sized ICD-9 resource for my physicians. 1 of them gave me a laminated booklet of DSM-IV...not sure where this came from. Most of the DSM-IV seem to crosswalk, but I rather give the Drs ICD-9 since they need to bill with that. Any thoughts? Any resources you can point me to where I can get a pocket-sized booklet of Psych ICD-9s? Should I just give them the DSM-IV booklet?

    Donna E. Young, CPC

  2. #2
    Louisville, KY
    I know someone did one in the late 90s. However, obviously that's out of date.

    Why not make your own and get it laminated at the UPS store or Kinko's? If you craft one, I'd happily take a copy!

  3. #3
    Thanks for the chuckle, Kevin. I wish I had the time to put together something...when I do I'll be sure to get you a copy.
    Donna E. Young, CPC

  4. #4
    I'd pay you for it!

  5. #5
    Why dont they just write out what the dx's are? You as their coder can find the diagnosis for them...

  6. #6
    Milwaukee WI
    Default MD handwriting
    1073358 suggests: Why dont they just write out what the dx's are?

    Okay ... I admit this is somewhat off topic ... once had a physician whose handwriting left a LOT to be desired. His scribbles were often the topic of much head scratching and collaborative effort among the staff.

    One day I got a billing sheet from him with a patient name that looked like HART or HURT or KURT or KORT or KANT or ... I tried every possibility. I even called hospital med records to see if they could figure out a patient with any name remotely like this on the 4th floor on this date of service. No luck.
    Finally I went and asked him, "John I can't read this ... who did you see?"

    His response, "Oh ... that was (patient name) - the heart in bed 4xx"

    You gotta laugh ...

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  7. #7
    If you go to MAPS or APS healthcare website they have ICD-9 cross walk with the DSM-IV. The DSM-IV doesn't really help coders too much but the physicians are so used to coding from the DSM-IV that they don't really want to bother with the ICD-9. The best thing to do have a spread sheet of all the dx that could be used, when I used to work for a doctors office we had a superbill that had all the dx and extra space if they chose something else and just circled the dx codes that they wanted to use or write down the codes, most of the therapists knew the codes off hand.

Similar Threads

  1. New DSM 5 vs ICD 10
    By ladybyrd in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-09-2015, 08:06 AM
  2. Dsm-5/icd-10
    By jennamiller in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2015, 04:23 PM
  3. DSM vs ICD 9
    By PVAzCPC in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2014, 12:36 PM
  4. Psychiatry DSM V and ICD-9
    By jccortese in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-08-2013, 09:33 AM
  5. DSM to ICD crosswalks
    By kevbshields in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 09:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.