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Coding for Pediatrics 2015, 20th Edition

A Manual for Pediatric Documentation and Payment

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

Published annually and currently in its 20th edition, Coding for Pediatrics is the signature publication in a comprehensive suite of coding products offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This AAP exclusive complements standard coding manuals with pediatric-specific documentation and billing solutions for pediatricians, nurse practitioners, administration staff, and pediatric coders.

This year’s edition has been fully updated and revised to include all changes to the 2015 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 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.

On October 1, 2015 all HIPAA covered entities will transition to the ICD-10-CM. Coding for Pediatrics provides guidance on this future transition including important documentation elements to support code selection in ICD-10-CM. Numerous helpful tips are included throughout the book and highlight the ICD-10-CM code set with “Transitioning to 10” boxes.

Other updates to this edition include

  • New chapter on critical care in any setting including new codes for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and extracorporeal life support services

  • New chapter on other evaluation and management services including services such as telemedicine, combined face-to-face and non-face-to-face services, and services by nonphysician health care providers

  • New chapter on care of the neonate including information for reporting care of the neonate after discharge

  • New updates to coding fact sheets, sample appeal letter, denial tracking tool, and more.

Bibliographic Information

Coding for Pediatrics 2015, 20th Edition: A Manual for Pediatric Documentation and Payment
  • AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN)
Edited by: 
  • Edward A. Liechty, MD
  • Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC
  • Becky Dolan, MPH, CPC, CPEDC
Copyright year: 
  • 2015
ISBN electronic: 
ISBN paper: 
Page Count: 

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