Others have said it couldn’t be done, that a pediatric superbill with diagnosis codes from International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) would require too many pages to be useful. Nonetheless, many physicians expressed a need for such a superbill, one with the new ICD-10-CM codes to assist with the October 1, 2015, transition.

We are happy to report that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has listened and responded with a 2-page superbill. This resource includes many of the procedure codes for services and products commonly provided by the general pediatric practice and an alphabetized diagnosis list with ICD-10-CM codes for common pediatric complaints.

To assist with correct diagnosis code selection and complete reporting, the superbill uses symbols to indicate the need for additional code characters. Here is an example.

The dash (-) following the decimal point in ICD-10-CM code T16 indicates that additional characters...

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