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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Diagnosis Spotlight:

Expand Your PTSD Coding Options With F43.1-

Hint: Don’t code diagnosis of adjustment disorder under F43.1. When you begin using ICD-10 codes after Oct.1, 2014, your psychiatrist’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses will require specifics on disease status for accurate code assignment. ICD-9: You’ll use 309.81 (Posttraumatic stress disorder) to report a PTSD diagnosis regardless of whether the symptoms are acute or chronic. However, you cannot report [...]

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