If you’re interested in examining the top ICD-10 codes used by SimplePractice therapists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors so far in 2019, you’re in luck. That’s the exact content of this article. We identified the most commonly used ICD-10 codes to provide insight on the usage and trends of the behavioral health community.
Since SimplePractice is a web-based practice management solution that is predominantly used by smaller private practices and since many focus on treating behavioral health issues, the data in this report represent common diagnostic codes used by solo or small group providers in the behavioral health space, across the country.
This list of the top diagnoses, therefore, represent a combination of the prevalence of certain diagnoses in the U.S. population, as well as the kinds and types of providers using SimplePractice.
Top ICD-10 Codes
||Disorder / Diagnosis
||Generalized anxiety disorder
||Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood
||Major depressive disorder, recurrent, moderate
||Adjustment disorder with anxiety
||Adjustment disorder, unspecified
||Anxiety disorder, unspecified
||Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
||Problems in relationship with spouse or partner
||Post-traumatic stress disorder, unspecified
||Post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic
||Major depressive disorder, recurrent, mild
||Major depressive disorder, single episode, moderate
||Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
||Personality disorder, unspecified
||Other natural environment type phobia
||Catatonic disorder due to known physiological condition
||Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct
||Major depressive disorder, single episode, mild
||Major depressive disorder, recurrent severe without psychotic features
Generalized anxiety disorder (F41.1) ranks in the top usage spot, which continues the trend from our previous posts in 2017 and 2015.
Top diagnoses categories
To get a better understanding of the top diagnoses made in 2019, we took the 20 codes listed above and rolled them up into seven corresponding categories, as shown below.
|Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders (F43)
|Anxiety disorders (F40, F41)
|Depressive disorders (F32, F33, F34)
|Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (F90)
|Other mental disorders due to known physiological condition (F06)
|Specific personality disorders (F60)
*Percentage of diagnoses made in SimplePractice, by category: 2019
For guidance on which codes to use in specific cases, there are tons of resources available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Also, check out tips on how to code for video sessions.
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