The fiscal year 2017 guidelines for use of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) apply to all services from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017. The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2017 may be downloaded from the National Center for Health Statistics ICD-10-CM page at Revisions to these guidelines bring new guidance on reporting conditions and reasons for encounters that may be commonly reported in pediatric practice. Key guidance for pediatric coding includes

This issue of AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ includes articles covering each of these guidelines, with examples of how each guideline affects codes reported, and a chance to test your skills at coding in compliance with these guidelines (see the article "Coding Challenge: Putting 2017 Code Changes Into Practice" at

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