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Coding for Pediatrics, 2016, 21st Ed.

By AAP Committee on Coding
Edited by Edward A. Liechty, MD and Martin M. Fisher, MD,FAAP

Published annually and currently in its 21th 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 2016 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), 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.

Coding for Pediatrics, 2016 continues to provide guidance on ICD-10-CM transition including coding tips highlighting key conventions and documentation elements to support specific and accurate ICD-10-CM code selection.

Other updates for this edition include

Detailed information on new and revised CPT® codes for 2016 including

Prolonged clinical staff time

Removal of impacted cerumen with irrigation or lavage

Revision of photo-screening services

New chapter on enhanced quality and pay for performance

Expanded coding resources including articles for the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter, coding fact sheets, sample appeal letter, denial tracking tool, and more

All clinical vignettes presented with corresponding ICD-10-CM codes. Some included with valuable quality measure.

Online access to many additional practice resources

Table of Contents

New and Revised CPT® Codes for 2016

Diagnosis Coding: ICD-10-CM

Modifiers and Coding Edits

Evaluation and Management Documentation (E/M) and Coding Guidelines: Incident-To, PATH Guidelines, and Scope of Practice Laws

Preventive Services

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

Perinatal Counseling and Care of the Neonate

Noncritical Hospital Evaluation and Management Services

Emergency Department Services

Critical Care and Intensive Care

Evolving Evaluation and Management for Nonphysician Services

Common Procedures and Non-E/M Medical Services

Coding for Quality and Performance Measures\

Preventing Fraud and Abuse: Compliance, Audits, and Paybacks

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

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