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WHAT IS THE TRANSLATION OF THE FOLLOWING DIAGNOSIS/TESTING

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WHAT IS THE TRANSLATION OF THE FOLLOWING DIAGNOSIS/TESTING CODES: DX:296.80, DX:296.5, DX:311, GAF Score:59?

Dr_Anderson :

Greetings, and thank you for your questions. These are ICD-9 codes. Do you know what an ICD-9 code is?

Customer:

No

Dr_Anderson :

Each different disorder is given a code. ICD stands for "International Classification of Disorders." It is a way to standardize disorders around the world, so a doctor in the U.S. knows what a doctor is Germany is talking about.

Dr_Anderson :

These numbers you have listed have a specific disorder. For example, 311 means "Depression, Not otherwise specified."

Dr_Anderson :

Here is how the rest are translated:

Dr_Anderson :

296.80 - Bipolar Disorder, not otherwise specified (NOS)

Dr_Anderson :

By the way, NOS merely means it suggests the disorder, but not enough evidence exists to say for sure.

Dr_Anderson :

296.5 - Bipolar Disorder, Type I, most recent episode depressed

Dr_Anderson :

GAF is the "Global Assessment of Functioning."

Dr_Anderson :

It is a way to tell, in a snapshot, how you think a person is doing. It is ranked on a 0-100 scale, with 100 meaning essentially doing wonderfully.

Dr_Anderson :

A score of 59 basically means functional, but at a minimum level, with impairment noted readily.

Dr_Anderson :

Hope this helps! Please let me know if I may be of further service, and please provide feedback if this was helpful!

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Regards,

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