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Coding for Pediatrics, 2014

A Manual for Pediatric Documentation and Payment

By AAP Committee on Coding
Edited by Edward A. Liechty, MD, Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC and Becky Dolan, MPH, CPC, CPEDC

“Published annually and currently in its 19th edition, Coding for Pediatrics is the signature publication in a comprehensive suite of coding products offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Written by coding experts for coders and physicians, this manual is a product of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and is extensively reviewed each year by the AAP Coding Publications Editorial Advisory Board.

This edition has been fully updated and revised to include all changes to the 2014 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes, complete with accompanying guidelines for their application. The numerous clinical vignettes and examples featured in the book, as well as the many “Coding Pearls” included throughout, have also been fully revised and revisited.

New to this edition, is an emphasis through the entirety of the manual on the upcoming transition to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) with newly added “Transitioning to 10” boxes. These boxes accompany the text and highlight for the reader the various codes and situations most affected by the forthcoming change.

New 2014 features and updates make Coding for Pediatrics more indispensable that ever!

ICD-10-CM guidance and examples with dynamic call-out boxes

New chapter on preventive medicine services

New information on changes to transitional care management

Updated guidance for reporting new codes for interprofessional consultations

New explanation of changes to the code for cerumen removal

Web access to Coding for Pediatrics updates and alerts

Updated clinical vignettes to bring complex coding issues to life.

Updated coding fact sheets, sample letters, denial tracking tool, and more

The basics and beyond-with chapter after chapter of important information, updates and advice, including

* New and Revised CPT® and ICD-9-CM Codes for 2014

* Diagnosis Coding: ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM

* Evaluation and Management Documentation and Coding Guidelines: Incident-To, PATH Guidelines, and Scope of Practice Laws

* Preventive Evaluation and Management Services in the Office, Outpatient, Home, or Nursing Facility Setting

* Noncritical Hospital Care

* Perinatal Counseling and Care of the Neonate and Critically Ill Infant/Child

* Emergency Department Services

* Common Procedures and Non-E/M Medical Services

* Modifiers and Coding Edits

* Category II CPT® Codes-Pay for Performance Measures and Category III CPT® Codes-Emerging Technologies

* Fraud and Abuse: Compliance for the Pediatric Practice

* The Business of Medicine: From Clean Claims to Correct Payment and Emerging Payment Methodologies

Coding for Pediatrics, has the prior approval of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 4.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.”

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