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The WHO’s definitions of gender-related issues continue to cause controversy. The recent news coming out of Geneva, Switzerland and reported here by ICD10monitor that the World Health Organization (WHO) had released its 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was greeted by most healthcare professionals as good news.…
The deaths of prominent Americans by suicide are driving discussions over a troubling trend. The suicide deaths last week of globetrotting television chef and author Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have triggered the release of a number of new studies on suicides in America, but an open letter…
A female physician advisor brings a unique perspective to women’s health in the context of leadership within the industry.   EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are comments made by the author during a recent Talk-Ten-Tuesdays broadcast on women’s health. I would love to take this opportunity to speak about women empowerment.…
Achieving accurate and comprehensive coding of such issues is an imperative. Mental and behavioral disorders have recently had a media spotlight shone on them, and coding of these disorders can sometimes be tricky. Learning the nuances can help achieve accurate coding, which will enhance data necessary to make improvements in…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Nationally renowned psychiatrist H. Steven Moffic, MD, recently discussed lessons learned from his reporting on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and the Feb. 14 mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Dr. Moffic was interviewed during the Feb. 20 edition…
Mental health diagnoses offer possible insight into the mind of suspected Las Vegas mass murdered Stephen Paddock.EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are remarks by nationally renowned psychiatrist H. Steven Moffic, MD during a recent broadcast of Talk Ten Tuesdays.For reasons of understanding and possibly prevention, the question of what was wrong…
ICD10monitor’s resident psychiatrist, H. Steven Moffic, MD, who is also a popular guest on Talk Ten Tuesdays, recently received the received the Administrative Psychiatry Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Association of Psychiatrist Administrators (AAPA). The award was presented to Moffic on Oct. 6, during the fall…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week’s nightclub shooting in Orlando once again generated a call for mental health screening to help keep firearms and assault weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. In the aftermath of the shooting, ICD10monitor Publisher Chuck Buck checked in with nationally renowned psychiatrist H. Steven…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Nationally renowned psychiatrist H. Steven Moffic, MD, a frequent guest on Talk Ten Tuesdays as its resident psychiatrist, provided audience members with a recap on mental health stories that made headlines this year during the most recent edition of the weekly Internet broadcast. Here is a transcript of…
Lewy body dementia is the second-most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, and it is captured with ICD-10-CM code G31.83, Dementia with Lewy Bodies. G31.83 is listed in section G31, titled "Other degenerative diseases of nervous system, not elsewhere classified,” and is included in category G31.8, titled "Other…