DSM-5 Diagnosis: Best Practices in a Community Health Center Environment
The Mountain Plains MHTTC, in collaboration with the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), hosted a two-part intensive training series on providing DSM-5 Diagnoses in a Community Health Center Environment. Mental health practitioners and primary care providers working in integrated care environments often experience increased pressure to render accurate DSM-5 diagnoses in a short amount of time. This training series provided attendees an opportunity to identify the primary elements in DSM-5 diagnoses and the challenges presented by rendering these diagnoses in a community health center environment.
- Identify primary elements in DSM-5 diagnoses.
- Develop an understanding of necessary documentation.
- Be able to identify some differences in payer practices.
Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences