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PIMSY integrates the DSM-5

As a mental / behavioral health Electronic Health Record and Practice Management software, PIMSY EMR has endorsed and integrated the APA’s DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

While DSM-5 is not required by law, the ICD codes it endorses are; and DSM is the only industry-wide accepted standard of mental & behavioral health diagnosis, and is recommended by CMS.

The most common misconception in mental health / substance usage is that DSM codes are different than ICD. This is not the case: the DSM is a guide to picking the correct ICD codes. Diagnosis codes in ICD format have been required, by law, by HHS, and by payers, for at least the past 20 years - and you have been using ICD codes, even if you thought of them as DSM. The DSM-IV promoted only ICD-9 codes; DSM-5 promotes both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

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