Course Catalog:  DSM-5
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Transitioning to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM Course Description: The Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as the official compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes recognized by the U.S. healthcare system. It was published in May 2013 and represented a moderate shift from the previous DSM (DSM-IV) in terms of its inclusion and use of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. Since its release, clinicians have continually expressed confusion, both directly to the APA and indirectly through other channels, including SAMHSA, about DSM-5s approach to coding. This knowledge gap is critical, as ICD codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services. Failure on the part of clinicians to understand and appropriately use DSM-5s codes could result in patients experiencing barriers to or delays in treatment. This program will directly address this knowledge gap by providing training for clinicians to better understand the coding changes in DSM-5; how DSM-5s approach differs from that in DSM-IV (which clinicians have been using since 1994, representing the approach with which they are most familiar); the rationale behind the revisions; and specific clinical implications (e.g., how to use the codes properly to avoid reimbursement delays).

Learning Objectives:By the end of the program, participants will be able to: explain the ways in which the ICD coding structure of DSM-5 compares to that of DSM-IV; identify the different uses of DSM-5s ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes; and describe specific coding corrections that have occurred post-publication that clinicians should implement in patient care.

CME Information: Earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Program Start Date: July 2014

Program End Date: July 2017

Course Fee: FREE to ALL

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DSM 5: What You Need to Know PLEASE NOTE: This course provides CME certificates for physicians. If you are interested in earning CE credits for this course, please enroll in the other DSM-5: What You Need to Know (CE) course in the catalog offering psychologists, social workers, counselors, addiction counselors, nurses, and other mental health professionals CE credit.

Course Description: The most authoritative online course on the DSM-5 presented by the DSM-5 Task Force chair and vice-chair, Drs. David J. Kupfer and Darrel A. Regier, and supplemented by presentations from chairs or members of the 13 DSM-5 Work Groups, who provide explanations regarding changes in their respective diagnostic classes and offer specific guidance about implementation in clinical care and research.

The release of DSM-5 marks the first major revision to the classification of and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders since DSM-IV was released in 1994. The focus of this online course is to educate clinicians, researchers and healthcare providers on the major changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, including diagnosis-specific changes (e.g., criteria revisions) as well as broader, manual-wide changes (e.g., revised chapter ordering, use of dimensional assessments, integration of neuroscience and developmental material across the manual). The primary emphasis is on ensuring clinicians and healthcare providers understand how these changes might impact patient care and knowing what modification might be necessary to implement these revisions in their practice. Presentations will also address potential scientific implications and assist researchers in understanding how DSM-5 might impact the study of mental disorders.

The course consists of slide plus video presentations recorded at the APA Annual Meeting in May 2013. Handouts providing key details of the changes as well as slide handouts are available for download.

Release date: June 2013

End date: June 2016

CME: Earn up to 6 CME credits

Course Fee: $199 (APA members) $249 (non-members) $99 (for APA Resident Fellow Members)

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DSM 5: What You Need to Know (CE) PLEASE NOTE: This course provides CE certificates for psychologists, social workers, counselors, addiction counselors, nurses, and other mental health professionals. [Social workers: This course is appropriate for all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced.]

If you are interested in earning CME credits for this course, please enroll in the other DSM-5: What You Need to Know course in the catalog offering physician CME credit.

Course Description: The most authoritative online course on the DSM-5 presented by the DSM-5 Task Force chair and vice-chair, Drs. David J. Kupfer and Darrel A. Regier, and supplemented by presentations from chairs or members of the 13 DSM-5 Work Groups, who provide explanations regarding changes in their respective diagnostic classes and offer specific guidance about implementation in clinical care and research.

The release of DSM-5 marks the first major revision to the classification of and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders since DSM-IV was released in 1994. The focus of this online course is to educate clinicians, researchers and healthcare providers on the major changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, including diagnosis-specific changes (e.g., criteria revisions) as well as broader, manual-wide changes (e.g., revised chapter ordering, use of dimensional assessments, integration of neuroscience and developmental material across the manual). The primary emphasis is on ensuring clinicians and healthcare providers understand how these changes might impact patient care and knowing what modification might be necessary to implement these revisions in their practice. Presentations will also address potential scientific implications and assist researchers in understanding how DSM-5 might impact the study of mental disorders.

The course consists of slide plus video presentations recorded at the APA Annual Meeting in May 2013. Handouts providing key details of the changes as well as slide handouts are available for download.

Release date: June 2013

End date: June 2016

CME: Earn up to 6 CE credits

Course Fee: $249 (non-members)    More info