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Using DSM-5 with ICD-10

Monday, November 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

With the recent ICD-10 go-live on October 1st 2015, many organizations are still struggling to get acclimated to the changes. One of the biggest impacts on organizations is proper documentation with the new coding requirements and the implications they have on treatment.

This webinar will give attendees a list of the critical issues in a DSM-5/ICD-10 implementation and how to approach them organizationally. The webinar will also cover the crucial role technology plays in the success of organizations during this transition. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify detailed readings of the DSM-5 and the diagnoses encountered most often in practice
  • Assess how organizations need to address these changes with the individuals they serve
  • Determine how documentation must change to meet the challenges presented by the DSM-5
  • Discuss changes created by the DSM-5 and how they will require an organizational approach and strategy over the next couple of years, as payers adjust to the additional clinical detail expected in the diagnoses
About the Speaker(s): 

Mary Thornton, BSRN, MBA
Founder, President
Mary Thornton & Associates

Mary Thornton, BSRN, MBA, is the president of Mary Thornton & Associates and its founder. She is a talented and engaging consultant and trainer with significant expertise in mental health rehabilitation reimbursement systems, medical necessity and documentation, coding and reimbursement, and corporate compliance in behavioral healthcare.

Ms. Thornton is the author of a number of publications on corporate compliance including Ahead of the Game: Corporation Compliance for Behavioral Health and on HIPAA including the The HIPAA Handbook: What Community Behavioral Healthcare Organizations Need to Know about HIPAA.

She is also a nationally recognized trainer and a featured speaker for many state and national associations of provider agencies.

Mary Givens
Product Manager, Healthcare Reform

Mary Givens is dedicated to educating behavioral health providers about the Meaningful Use program and helping every eligible professional attest and receive their incentive payment. Mary is Qualifacts’ Product Manager, Healthcare Reform, and prior to this role she worked for over 20 years providing service in the community as an LPN, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Director of Program Services, Employment Specialist, and as the Executive Director of a nonprofit that served adults and children with developmental disabilities and adults with significant behavioral health issues.