A list of the new, revised, and deleted International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes that affect pediatrics was published in the September 2009 (Vol 4, No. 12) issue of AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™. By the time you read this article, everyone in the practice should be familiar with these codes and should be reporting them as appropriate. The effective date for reporting the 2010 ICD-9-CM codes was for services provided on and after October 1, 2009.

Tip:Also note that code V80.09 (special screening for other neurologic conditions) might be appropriate for reporting autism workups on a child who had a fall without a concussion.

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