• Title: Coding for Pediatrics 2014: A Manual for Pediatric Documentation and Payment
  • Author: AAP Committee on Coding
  • Released: 2013-10-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 0
  • ISBN: 1581108125
  • ISBN13: 978-1581108125
  • ASIN: 1581108125
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, the 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 year’s 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.

Also, new this year 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.

Other changes for this edition include
  • New chapter on preventive medicine services
  • New information on changes to transitional care management
  • Guidance for reporting new codes for interprofessional consultations
  • Explanation of changes to the code for cerumen removal
  • Coding fact sheets, sample appeal letter, denial tracking tool, and more

Contents Include:

  • 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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