Welcome and Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction To Medical Coding
Chapter 2: Diagnosis Coding
Chapter 3: Current Procedural Terminology
Chapter 4: Health Care Common Procedure Coding System
Chapter 5: Coding Assignment and Billing Processes
Chapter 6: Health Plan Policies And Coding Compliance
Pediatric Coding Basics was developed for pediatric health care professionals who are new to coding or have taken on additional coding responsibilities in their practice.
This new resource begins with an overview of medical coding, followed by a more detailed review of the different types of codes commonly used in pediatrics. The book then discusses how to effectively use the different types of codes together for billing purposes.
Each chapter includes Coding Challenge questions to reinforce key content. Users can earn a certificate of completion upon successfully passing an online quiz.
The AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) is responsible for reviewing of all proposed changes to CPT and ICD-10-CM coding structures to determine whether the Academy will endorse the proposal; participates in the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee's (RUC) survey process by validating clinical vignettes, evaluating survey data, and deciding on physician work and practice expense relative value units (RVUs) to recommend to the RUC; and serves as a review panel regarding other activities such as identifying Academy positions on the RBRVS. The COCN also monitors the Medicare RBRVS physician fee schedule and its adoption by private and public payers.