ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 17, 2017

Procedure Terms used in “Mental Health”

Mental Health procedure codes have a first character value of ā€œGā€. The second character is used to identify the body system elsewhere in ICD-10-PCS. Because body system does not apply in this section, the second character always has the value None. The third character specifies the root type, such as crisis intervention or counseling. The fourth character is a type qualifier (e.g., to indicate that counseling was educational or vocational). The fifth, sixth and seventh characters are not specified and always have the value None.


Terms for Mental Health

Behavioral
When used as Qualifier
Primarily to modify behavior
Biofeedback
Provision of information from the monitoring and regulating of physiological processes in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve patient functioning or well-being
Cognitive
When used as Qualifier
Primarily to correct cognitive distortions and errors
Cognitive-Behavioral
When used as Qualifier
Combining cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies to improve functioning

Maladaptive responses are examined to determine how cognitions relate to behavior patterns in response to an event. Uses learning principles and information-processing models

Counseling
The application of psychological methods to treat an individual with normal developmental issues and psychological problems in order to increase function, improve well-being, alleviate distress, maladjustment or resolve crises
Crisis Intervention
Treatment of a traumatized, acutely disturbed or distressed individual for the purpose of short-term stabilization
Developmental
When used as Qualifier
Age-normed developmental status of cognitive, social and adaptive behavior skills
Electroconvulsive Therapy
The application of controlled electrical voltages to treat a mental health disorder
Family Psychotherapy
Treatment that includes one or more family members of an individual with a mental health disorder by behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic or psychophysiological means to improve functioning or well-being

Remediation of emotional or behavioral problems presented by one or more family members in cases where psychotherapy with more than one family member is indicated

Group Psychotherapy
Treatment of two or more individuals with a mental health disorder by behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic or psychophysiological means to improve functioning or well-being
Hypnosis
Induction of a state of heightened suggestibility by auditory, visual and tactile techniques to elicit an emotional or behavioral response
Individual Psychotherapy
Treatment of an individual with a mental health disorder by behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic or psychophysiological means to improve functioning or well-being
Intellectual and Psychoeducational
When used as Qualifier
Intellectual abilities, academic achievement and learning capabilities (including behaviors and emotional factors affecting learning
Interactive
When used as Qualifier
Uses primarily physical aids and other forms of non-oral interaction with a patient who is physically, psychologically or developmentally unable to use ordinary language for communication
Interpersonal
When used as Qualifier
Helps an individual make changes in interpersonal behaviors to reduce psychological dysfunction
Light Therapy
Application of specialized light treatments to improve functioning or well-being
Medication Management
Monitoring and adjusting the use of medications for the treatment of a mental health disorder
Narcosynthesis
Administration of intravenous barbiturates in order to release suppressed or repressed thoughts
Neurobehavioral and Cognitive Status
When used as Qualifier
Includes neurobehavioral status exam, interview(s), and observation for the clinical assessment of thinking, reasoning and judgment, acquired knowledge, attention, memory, visual spatial abilities, language functions, and planning
Neuropsychological
When used as Qualifier
Thinking, reasoning and judgment, acquired knowledge, attention, memory, visual spatial abilities, language functions, planning
Personality and Behavioral
When used as Qualifier
Mood, emotion, behavior, social functioning, psychopathological conditions, personality traits and characteristics
Psychoanalysis
When used as Qualifier
Methods of obtaining a detailed account of past and present mental and emotional experiences to determine the source and eliminate or diminish the undesirable effects of unconscious conflicts

Accomplished by making the individual aware of their existence, origin, and inappropriate expression in emotions and behavior

Psychodynamic
When used as Qualifier
Exploration of past and present emotional experiences to understand motives and drives using insight-oriented techniques to reduce the undesirable effects of internal conflicts on emotions and behavior

Techniques include empathetic listening, clarifying self-defeating behavior patterns, and exploring adaptive alternatives

Psychological Tests
The administration and interpretation of standardized psychological tests and measurement instruments for the assessment of psychological function
Psychophysiological
When used as Qualifier
Monitoring and alteration of physiological processes to help the individual associate physiological reactions combined with cognitive and behavioral strategies to gain improved control of these processes to help the individual cope more effectively
Supportive
When used as Qualifier
Formation of therapeutic relationship primarily for providing emotional support to prevent further deterioration in functioning during periods of particular stress

Often used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches

Vocational
When used as Qualifier
Exploration of vocational interests, aptitudes and required adaptive behavior skills to develop and carry out a plan for achieving a successful vocational placement
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When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.