In This Issue
Is Your CMS-1500 Claim Form Version 02/12?
Beginning January 6, 2014, payers will start accepting the
new 02/12 version of the standard CMS-1500 Health Insurance
Claim Form. This change is designed to support the upcoming transition
to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision,
Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and better align the
paper and electronic formats of the CMS-1500 claim form. The 02/12
version of the CMS-1500 claim form was developed by the National
Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) and approved by the White House Office
of Management and Budget.
Subspecialty Corner: CPT 2014 Code
CPT changes affecting endocopic procedures, including removal fo foreign body, balloon dilation, rigid trans-oral, and flexible trans-nasal esophagoscopy
When Pediatric Patients Have Medicare Coverage
Preventive service benefits, immunizations, physical examinations, and other eligibility for children based on condition of the child or parent
Q&A (Online Exclusive)
Ultrasound guidance for vascular access and insertion of ear wicks
Transitioning to 10: 2014 General Equivalence Mappings
GEMs to map common codes from ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, inclduing encounter examinations and ADHD
1500 Claim Form Example (ICD-10-CM) (Online
Example of the 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form
AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™,
December 2013 Quiz (Online Exclusive)
Quiz for AAPC Continuing Education Units
Note: Given the relative frequency with which code and valuation revisions occur, some AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ Online archived articles may not reflect the most current information available. While we make every effort to update articles or retire those no longer relevant, the volume and frequency of code and valuation revisions may result in some archived material being temporarily out of date.
Because the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is not able to verify the accuracy of the facts relating to a patient encounter, we cannot be held responsible for any coding decisions that you make based on the guidance you receive from the AAP. It is your responsibility to only code for what you do during a patient encounter.