Practice Management

Coding and Diagnostic Resources

AAP publishes the Coding for Pediatrics book to assist health care providers in learning more about the various pediatric diagnostic and treatment codes for billing and insurance purposes, which include:

  • ICD-9
  • ICD-10
  • CPT/Modifiers

General information about these coding guides can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

AAP Coding Resources

These coding resources are available for AAP members access or through a subscription or purchase.


Coding Conundrums

The Section on Development and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP) newsletter, Developmental and Behavioral News, includes a regular column on relevant developmental and behavioral coding issues. Learn tips for coding the following developmental and behavioral assessment and treatment issues:

Coding Conundrums: 96110 Revision PDF
Spring 2011 SODBP Newsletter

Coding Conundrums: ICD-9-CM Codes PDF
Fall 2010 SODBP Newsletter

Coding Conundrums: Prolonged Service Coding PDF
Spring 2010 SODBP Newsletter

Coding Conundrums: Payment for 96110-Update from UnitedHealthcare PDF
Spring 2009 SODBP Newsletter

Coding Conundrums: CPT 96116 – Neurobehavioral Status Exam PDF
Spring 2007 SODBP Newsletter

Coding Conundrums: Screening and Testing for Autism PDF
Summer 2006 SODBP Newsletter

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