Access the latest DSM–5 related webinars available on the APA Learning Center
The most authoritative online course on the DSM–5 presented by the DSM–5 Task Force chair and vice-chair, Drs. David J. Kupfer and Darrel A. Regier, and supplemented by presentations from chairs or members of the 13 DSM–5 Work Groups, who provide explanations regarding changes in their respective diagnostic classes and offer specific guidance about implementation in clinical care and research.
The Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is the compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes used by clinicians in the U.S. healthcare system. Since its release in May 2013, clinicians and outside organizations have expressed to the APA and SAMHSA a need to know more about DSM–5's approach to diagnostic coding. This knowledge is critical, as ICD codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services. Clinicians need to understand and appropriately use DSM–5's codes in order to avoid barriers to or delays in treatment. This program will help clinicians to better understand the coding changes in DSM–5; how DSM–5's approach is similar to and differs from that in DSM–IV; the rationale behind the revisions; and specific clinical implications.