If there is no further delay, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) will be implemented just 2 short months after publication of this issue of AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™.

While much of the preparation for this transition may have revolved around your internal systems, we hope that you have found helpful code set utilization information throughout our long-running series of “Transitioning to 10” articles (a feature since 2011) and with the inclusion of ICD-10-CM codes for diagnoses in most other articles. In this issue, you will find a “Transitioning to 10” article that includes quick reference tables of seventh characters required for reporting certain conditions such as glaucoma, injuries, and external cause information and another that reviews coding of poisoning, adverse and toxic effects, and underdosing of drugs. So, with the deadline looming, this seems like a timely opportunity for an overview of even...

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