A list of new and revised International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes that affect pediatrics was published in the October 2005 issue of Pediatric Coding Companion (Vol 1, No. 1). Hopefully everyone in your practice, including physicians, mid-level providers, and billing personnel, has become familiar with these codes and used them as appropriate after the effective date of October 1, 2005. Make sure the new and revised codes have been added or changed in your billing software!

Following are a few vignettes that will test your knowledge and skill. Jeffrey F. Linzer, Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP, has provided these coding challenges. Dr Linzer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-9-CM Editorial Advisory Board.

A child is seen for a 24-month well-child examination and is scheduled to receive varicella...

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