Many health care providers and insurers are transitioning
from using classification codes found in the "Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR, Fourth Edition" (DSM-IV) to the
coding in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth
Edition" (DSM-5). Until all users have transitioned entirely to the DSM-5,
it is necessary to include applicable diagnostic codes from both versions in
defining mental or nervous condition for purposes of the mandatory requirements
of Oregon's mental health parity statute. These rules add appropriate diagnostic
codes from the DSM-5 to the rule and clarify allowable exceptions and exclusions
to the mental health parity statute.
The agency requests public comment on whether other options should be considered
for achieving the rule’s substantive goals while reducing the negative
economic impact of the rule on business.
Filed: March 13, 2015
Public hearing: April 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Last day for public comment: May 6,
2015, 5 p.m.