Hello I believe I can help you with your question
The new DSM-5 coding for Dysthymia is 300.4. Also it is now called Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), so the name changed as well
And I am looking through the book now for the coding for ETH, just give me a minute for you
Thank you . had to give insurance co answer stat and I am awaiting my new book.
And amphetamine use is no longer in the DSM-5
It is now called Stimulant Intoxication
Meant ETH whicih is alcohol thanks
Oh Im sorry you meant alcohol, ETH is different where I am from. We use it when referring to crystal meth
no asking about alcohol dependence
They dont have dependence or abuse qualifiers anymore in the DSM-5
What they do have is Alcohol Use Disorder, Mild (305.00) Moderate (305.90) and Severe (303.90)
Ok then how do i code it I know they have overuse or addicted right?
Oh just saw it thank you... so on my forms I just use the new DSMV dx. right? very confusing. Some companies here in NY have not required this yet Thank you
It depends, some insurance companies are not requiring it yet you are right, but they will eventually. So I would give preference to the DSM-5 diagnosis and specify that you are using the DSM-5 for diagnosis.
Thank you for your help