Practice Issues – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - August 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 7
Published by athealth.com - http://www.athealth.com

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1. WORLD PSYCHIATRY
The DSM-5: Classification and Criteria Changes
The DSM-5 was published in May 2013, marking the first major overhaul of diagnostic criteria and classification since the DSM-IV in 1994.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3683251/pdf/wps0012-0092.pdf

2. COUNSELING TODAY
NIMH Announces Project to Replace DSM
The National Institute for Mental Health has launched a plan replace the DSM-5 with a new "Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)" project.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/05/nimh-announces-project-to-replace-the-dsm/

3. MEDSCAPE
DSM-5 Officially Launched, but Controversy Persists
Not everyone is enthusiastic about the manual's release. (Complimentary site registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804410

4. MEDSCAPE
A Guide to DSM-5
This is a guide highlighting the major additions and revisions in the new DSM-5 edition. (Complimentary site registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803884

5. CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
HIPAA - Should I Be Worried?
Providers should ensure an understanding of and compliance with HIPAA's regulations.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3552464/

6. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Summary
How to implement the new HIPAA requirements necessary by the September 23, 2013, compliance date.
http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/washington/hipaa-omnibus-final-rule-summary.pdf

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
What You Need to Know about the 2013 CPT® Psychotherapy Codes
As of Jan. 1, 2013, all mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers use the same applicable codes for psychotherapy.
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/good-practice/2012-fall.pdf

8. PRIMARY PSYCHIATRY
Managing Your Digital Identity
This easy availability of personal information evokes strong feelings about potential breaches of privacy and raises significant concerns.
http://primarypsychiatry.com/managing-your-digital-identity/