Mental Health - ICD10monitor

The key is to focus on capturing everything relevant to a patient’s condition. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month this May, what better time to discuss some common trends and challenges associated with mental health and behavioral health coding? The key to behavioral health coding is to focus on…
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are remarks delivered by Dr. H. Steven Moffic during a recent broadcast of Talk Ten Tuesdays. To begin May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, May 5 was World Maternal Mental Health Day. Following that was Mother’s Day last Sunday,…
Grieving adequately is painful, but the paradoxical outcome can be more resilience and emotional strength. I was so pleased to see that the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was meeting next week, and that prolonged grief disorder was one of the…
EDITOR’S NOTE: In light of the fact that this Thursday Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving, we are republishing this article that appeared here on Sept. 29, as a guide to help families navigate potential social landmines while discussing current events around the dinner table. H. Steven Moffic, MD is a…
Already stress and anxiety are building as America awaits the outcome of today’s Presidential Election. Some might wonder why I am discussing a political situation when this is a website devoted to ICD medical coding. Well, it’s for two main reasons. One is that the incidence of many full-blown psychiatric…
Political discussions with family and friends could trigger emotional stress. EDITOR’S NOTE: With a presidential election fraught with enormous ramifications and stakes rapidly approaching, RACmonitor/ICD10monitor Publisher Chuck Buck recently sat down with renowned psychiatrist H. Steven Moffic, MD to talk over the key issues relating to mental health. What follows…
EDITOR’S NOTE: H. Steven Moffic, MD is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and award-winning author whose fifth book, “The Ethical Way: Challenges & Solutions for Managed Behavioral Health,“ is considered a seminal study in healthcare ethics. Also a popular guest on the Talk-Ten-Tuesdays Internet radio broadcast, Dr. Moffic recently received the…
A double whammy: the coronavirus adds to our climate-based mental health concerns. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment in an exclusive series of articles on the impact of climate change on healthcare, written by nationally renowned psychiatrist and author H. Steve Moffic, MD. Dr. Moffic is a popular panelist…
Burnout and suicides among climate activists. In the American Medical Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics, Section 7 of 9 reads: “A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health.” Of course, there are many possibilities for…
Climate-related pre-traumatic stress disorders and other anxieties. Before we get to our next climate-related piece, we have to note that akin to the climate-related condition of solastalgia, stress and anxiety is also rampant right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, producing a double whammy of anxiety. In fact, some virologists…