Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Transition for FASD Service Providers

January 5, 2016

Originally Published by SAMHSA FASD in Review

On October 1, 2015, the United States health care system started using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the ICD-10-CM. The SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence’s recent FASD in Review explores the implications of this transition for FASD service providers.

Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.

Key Issues

  1. As of the release of the ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015, all HIPAA-covered entities must transition from using the ICD-9-CM codes to the ICD-10-CM codes.
  2. The only specific diagnostic term in the DSM-5 with an ICD-10-CM code that relates to prenatal alcohol exposure is “Other Specified Neurodevelopmental Disorder – Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure;” Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) is proposed for further study (currently without an ICD-10-CM code as a specific diagnosis).
  3. Until ND-PAE exists as a specific diagnosis in the DSM with a corresponding ICD-10-CM code (if eventually included in the future), providers may be inconsistent in their inclusion of this as an assumed subset of neurodevelopmental disorders associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (F88 under ICD-10-CM).
  4. FAS also has an ICD-10-CM code but it is not in the DSM-5.
  5. Screening does have an ICD-10-CM code but it is not clear what type of screening it includes and what will be reimbursed by insurance

Read the full FASD in Review here. 

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