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Embrace DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM in drug use, abuse, and dependency

As physicians and society debate the rising incidence and devastating effects of opioid dependency, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the use and abuse of other mood-altering chemicals, James Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, explains how providers must partner together to define, diagnose, document, and report drug-related events so that ICD-10-CM-dependent administrative data can accurately measure its epidemiology, responses to treatment, and consequences. 

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