There is an ICD-10 code for gender dysphoria. Recently, the Family Equality Council (FEC) published a comprehensive research study featuring some inspiring statistics, all of which point to the fact that the number of LGBTQ+ families in the United States is set to grow dramatically in the coming years. In…
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) (LGBTQ) population faces barriers to appropriate healthcare access. EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed a practice brief on this issue, and ICD10monitor will continue to report on how recognition of this vulnerable population is being demonstrated…
One of the most basic of human rights is healthcare. When we talk about documenting appropriately in healthcare, we must keep in mind that documentation is the second step in the process. The first step is the collection of information through subjective discussions with our patients. We, as providers, must…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Monica Greene came to our attention during a Jan. 13, 2015 edition of ICD10monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesdays. The subject of that broadcast was gender identity disorder, prompted in part by the emerging national consciousness regarding the transgendered population. The LGBTQ community continues to make news, and recently, the…