The new and revised International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes that apply to pediatrics were published in the October 2008 issue of AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ (Vol 4, No. 1). By now, all physicians, nonphysician practitioners, and billing personnel have become familiar with the codes and are using them as appropriate after their effective date of October 1, 2008.

Let's test your skill using the new 2009 ICD-9-CM codes!

A 15-year-old with cystic fibrosis (CF) has an abnormal glucose tolerance test and is placed on insulin for her diabetes mellitus, secondary to the CF.

ICD-9-CM code 249.00 (secondary diabetes mellitus without mention of complication, not stated as uncontrolled, or unspecified) would be reported.

A preterm neonate is irritable with temperature instability, feeding intolerance, bloating, and hematochezia. Clinical findings and radiographs are consistent with necrotizing enterocolitis with pneumatosis. He is given parenteral fluids and antibiotics, and...

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