On August 9, Jeffrey Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP, received commendation from the Georgia Department of Community Health Medicaid Division for his indefatigable work on International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) transition for the Georgia Medicaid Management Information System (GAMMIS).

Dr Linzer contributed innumerable hours and significant expertise toward ensuring that 15,000 unspecified ICD-10-CM codes received robust deliberation before being considered for inclusion in GAMMIS. Due to his contributions, all of the appropriate unspecified codes were included for payment by Georgia Medicaid.

A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, Dr Linzer serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-10-CM Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, Dr Linzer is chairperson of the Pediatric Topic Advisory Group, charged by the World Health Organization with addressing pediatric issues that arise as ICD undergoes its 11th revision.

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