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Consulting Editor

Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC, PCS

Staff Editors

Becky Dolan, MPH, CPC, CPEDC
Teri Salus, MPA, CPC, CPEDC
Linda Walsh, MAB

AAP Pediatric Coding Editorial Advisory Board (EAB)

Committee on Coding and Nomenclature Members

Linda D. Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, Editor
Joel F. Bradley, MD, FAAP, AAP CPT Advisor
David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP, CPT Panel Member
S. Kalyan Katakam, MD, MPH, FAAP
Steven E. Krug, MD, FAAP, AAP RUC Advisor
Edward A. Liechty, MD, FAAP, ICD-10-CM AAP Alternate Liaison
Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, ICD-10-CM AAP Liaison
Renee F. Slade, MD, FAAP, AAP Alternate CPT Advisory

At-Large and Liaison Members

Cheryl Arnold, MHSA, FACMPE, Liaison from the Pediatric Practice Managers Association
Greg Barabell, MD, CPC, FAAP, Liaison from the Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee
Vita Boyar, MD, FAAP, Former COCN Member
Ryan Hensley, MD, CPC, CPEDC, FAAP
Jamie Lago, MD, CPC, FAAP, Former COCN Member
Richard A. Molteni, MD, FAAP, Former COCN Chair and Past CPT Advisor/Panel Member
Karen Nauman, MD, FAAP
Piedade Oliveira-Silva, MD, FAAP
Julia M. Pillsbury, DO, FAAP, Former COCN Member and Past CPT Panel Member
Karla Nickolas Swatski, MD, FAAP, Liaison to the Section on Administration and Practice Management
Sanjeev Y. Tuli, MD, FAAP, Former COCN member and Past CPT Advisor

American Academy of Pediatrics Publishing Staff

Mary Lou White, Chief Product and Services Officer/SVP, Membership, Marketing, and Publishing
Mark Grimes, Vice President, Publishing
Laura Underhile, Editor, Professional/Clinical Publishing
Jason Crase, Senior Manager, Production and Editorial Services
Leesa Levin-Doroba, Production Manager, Practice Management
Peg Mulcahy, Manager, Art Direction and Production
Maryjo Reynolds, Marketing Manager, Practice Publications

In all aspects of its publishing program (writing, review, and production) the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to promoting principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

 

About AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™

AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™—your trusted source for clear, current coding guidelines and compliance standards—helps you cut through the maze of coding information with broad coverage of coding and documentation practices for both pediatric primary care and subspecialty services.

Each issue is packed with time-saving how-to strategies to help your practice reduce errors, avoid over/under-coding, and get payment approved more quickly. Regular features include:

  • ICD-10-CM Coding—Look here for timely ICD-10-CM code updates, tips, and guidelines to educate everyone in your practice.
  • You Code It!—test your knowledge with these sample-coding dilemmas.
  • Q & A—proven solutions for complex coding problems submitted to the AAP Coding Hotline.
  • Priority subscriber access to the AAP Coding Hotline
  • Quick and Simple Continuing Education: Each issue has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for .5 continuing education units.

 

Access is fast and easy.

  • Robust searching—utilizing the latest in semantic search technology.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter?
The AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter is your trusted source for clear, current coding guidelines and compliance standards. It helps you cut through the maze of coding information with broad monthly coverage of coding and documentation practices for both pediatric primary care and subspecialty services. A subscription to AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter includes both the print and online editions, as well as premium access to the AAP Coding Hotline.

How do I access AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter?
AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter is available as a monthly print newsletter and accessible at any time via computers and mobile devices. Most content requires a subscription. Individuals can subscribe via ShopAAP. Institutions, practices, and others seeking multi-user access can subscribe by submitting the Site License Inquiry Form or by contacting institutions@aap.org or (888) 227-1770 (+1-630-626-6000). The website, publications.aap.org/codingnews, is fully optimized for mobile devices.

How do I log in?
Individual users log in using their AAP ID and password—if you are a member of the AAP or if you subscribe to other sites, such as Pediatrics or Grand Rounds journals, or PediaLink, your AAP login (AAPID or e-mail address) and password are the same as for those sites. Institutional/practice-based subscribers can be automatically authenticated by IP address, OpenAthens, or referring URL. When you are authenticated, the welcome in the upper right will display your name or institution’s name. Institutional/practice-based subscribers can also set up a login to access remotely by opening the Sign In widget in the upper right corner and logging in to an existing AAP account or creating a new one.

How do I use the online edition of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter?
The most current issue of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter is displayed on the homepage. All past issues can be accessed via the “All Issues” box on the homepage. We’ve also organized collections of the most popular regular features for your convenience. Also, be sure to check out the “Coding Resources” page which has many useful documents and tools designed to enhance the articles and make your subscription even more valuable.

Does the newsletter offer any continuing education?
The AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 0.5 continuing education units each month. Simply follow the quiz link in any issue to find and take the quiz. Quiz credit is available for one year after the publication date of any given quiz.

What is an “Online Exclusive”?
Online Exclusives refer to articles and features that only appear in the online edition of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter.  

How do search results work?
All matches display in the main search results window; a column on the left shows all the sources of content. Click on a content source to only see results from that resource.

How is the content for the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter created?
The AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter has an esteemed editorial board in addition to the accomplished consulting and staff editors who write and review every issue. All articles go through a thorough peer-review process. The editorial board is composed of both AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature members and AAP members with an interest and expertise in coding and billing.  

What is the AAP Coding Hotline?
The AAP Coding Hotline is a service for all AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter subscribers and members of the AAP. The Hotline is managed by on-staff coding experts who will answer any coding-related question you may have.

How do I get Technical Support or provide feedback?
Complete the Contact Us form with your information, question, comment, and we will respond to you.

 

About the American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP is a professional membership organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

The AAP is committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its publishing program. Editorial boards, author selections, and author transitions (publication succession plans) should be designed to include diverse voices that reflect society as a whole. Editor and author teams are encouraged to actively seek out diverse authors and reviewers at all stages of the editorial process. Publishing staff are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of publication writing, review, and production.

 

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