World Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Empathy and Outreach
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World Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Empathy and Outreach

September 10th 2020 is World Suicide Prevention Day. CDC data indicates that suicide and suicidal ideation is higher in men aged 18-24, essential workers, blacks, and Hispanics who never graduated…

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ICD-10 and DSM-5 for Behavioral Health

There are relatively few increases in ICD-10 codes in behavioral health relative to high impact specialties such as Orthopedics. There are 27 ICD-9 codes for Anxiety Disorders and 47 codes under ICD-10 for example, vs. thousands of code changes in some specialties. Therefore, some behavioral health providers assume in error that because there are fewer codes that the ICD-10 transition has little impact on their organization, which is not true.

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