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TherapyNotes™ 4.41: Auto-Entered Cities from Zip, DSM-5 Updates, and More

By TherapyNotes, LLC on September 27, 2018
What's New in TherapyNotes 4.41 - TherapyNotes

Improvements to Patient Information

Entering the zip code for a patient's or contact's address now automatically populates the corresponding city and state. While the auto-populated information can be changed if needed, this helps to avoid unnecessary data entry. This will streamline your workflow as you enter new patient information. Due to this feature, we moved zip code above the city and state fields.

Also, when creating a patient, the Employment field now defaults to "Select Employment" if the patient's employment status has not been set, allowing you to maintain more accurate information. Previously, the Employment field defaulted to Unemployed/Other if no other option was selected. Please note this field is optional, and we encourage you to leave it as "Select Employment" if you do not intend to maintain this information.

 

October 2018 DSM-5 Update

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has updated the DSM-5 to accommodate the latest release of ICD-10. These coding changes go into effect on October 1, 2018 and TherapyNotes™ has been updated to reflect these changes. This includes new and updated codes pertaining to withdrawal, a new Factitious Disorder variation, and the new code Z03.89 for "No diagnosis or condition." For more details about the specific coding changes, refer to the update on our blog.

 

Increased Character Limits on Note Fields

We've increased the character limit of the following two note fields in order to allow for greater detail:

  • The Describe field for Safety Issues on intake and progress notes now supports 2,000 characters, which is double the previous limit.
  • When reviewing a clinician's note, supervisors can now enter up to 1,000 characters in the Reject Note and Send Feedback field.

 

Improved EDI Infrastructure

We've overhauled how we transmit claims and ERAs to and from our clearinghouse, Change Healthcare, utilizing updated encryption algorithms and more efficient transmission protocols. This new infrastructure can better handle large volumes of transactions, ensuring your claims will get to the clearinghouse as quickly as possible.

* The content of this post is intended to serve as general advice and information. It is not to be taken as legal advice and may not account for all rules and regulations in every jurisdiction. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.

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