A
AAP. See American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP Coding Calculator, 459, 481
AAP Coding Hotline, 480
AAP Hassle Factor Form, 481
AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter, 32
AAP Pediatric Coding Webinars, 481
AAP Private Payer Advocacy Advisory
Committee, 463, 479, 480–481
AAP Webinar Series on Alternative Payment
Models, 483
Abdominal radiographs, 426
Abnormal findings, routine examinations
with, 34
Abuse, 451. See also Compliance, audits, and
paybacks
anti-abuse activities, 452–453
Accountable care organization (ACO), 482–484
defined, 482–483
MSSP ACOs, 483
Pioneer ACO models, 483
AccuNeb, 415
ACO. See Accountable care organization
(ACO)
Acoustic reflex testing, threshold portion, 419
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
(AIDS). See Human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV)
ACTL. See Alphabetical Clinical Topics Listing
(ACTL)
Acute gastroenteritis, 270, 443
Acute otitis externa (AOE), 441–442
Acute otitis media with effusion, 442
Acute pyelonephritis, 268
ADHD. See Attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD)
ADHD scale. See Attention-deficit/
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) scale
Adhesive strips, 384
Administrative services, 431–432
Adrenalin chloride, 415
Advance beneficiary notice, 244
Advance care planning, 230–231, 284–285
Advanced Payment ACO model, 483
Aerosol generator, 414
After-hours services, 193–194, 239
Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), 160, 420
AHPs. See Allied health professionals (AHPs)
AIDS. See Human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV)
Airway management, 393
Albuterol, 415
Allergen immunotherapy, 409–410
Allergic rhinitis, 410
Allergy and clinical immunology, 409–410
Allergy testing, 409
Allied health professionals (AHPs), 352, 353,
354. See also Nonphysician provider
codes
Alphabetical Clinical Topics Listing (ACTL),
446–448
Alphabetic index, 22, 26
Alternative laboratory platform testing, 57–58
Alternative payment methodologies (FAQ),
508
AMA. See American Medical Association
(AMA)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
alternative payment models, 482
appeal letter templates, 478
Coding Calculator, 459, 481
Coding Hotline, 480
CPAP/T-piece ventilation, 246
deep sedation services, 406
discontinued procedures, 379–380
documentation forms, 88
documentation forms (preventive
medicine services), 170–171
editorial advisory board, 21
E/M services in global period of another
service, 40
Hassle Factor Form, 481
HIPAA privacy and security manuals, 457
ICD-10-CM guidelines, 23
incident-to services, 354
key components of coding, 86
managed care contracts, 481
modifiers, 59
NCCI edits, 65
NDCs, 158, 424
oral health, 163–164
Payer Advocacy page, 479
pediatric coding resources, 32–33
place of service codes, 475–476
professional and technical components,
424–425
reduced services, 379–380
RVUs, 470
Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
coding trainers, 337
webinars, 481
American Health Lawyers Association, 452
American Medical Association (AMA), 151
Aminolevulinic acid, delta, 428
Ampicillin, 415
Anal foreign body, 389
Analysis of clinical data stored in computers,
431
Anatomic modifiers, 59
And, 22
Anemia, screening for, 164
Anesthesia, 406. See also Sedation
Anesthesia by surgeon, 45–46
Annual nursing facility assessment, 204–205
Anogenital examination, 402–403
Antiemetic drug, rectal/suppository, not
otherwise specified, 416
Antikickback laws, 452
AOE. See Acute otitis externa (AOE)
Apnea
home apnea monitoring, 416–417
neonates, 327
Appealing claim denials
appeal letter, 506, 507
appeal letter templates, 478
appeals process, 477–479
health plan appeals (ins and outs),
504–507
Appeal letter, 506, 507
Appeal letter templates, 478
Application of fluoride varnish, 163
“Application of the Resource-Based Relative
Value Scale System to Pediatrics”
(AAP), 470
Arterial catheterization, other, 321
Arterial puncture, 300, 395
ASD. See Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
ASQ. See Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
Assessment tools, 495
Assistant surgeon, 56
Assistant surgeon (when qualified resident
not available), 57
Asthma
continuum model (E/M services), 210–211
continuum model (ED services), 309–310
education service coding, 353
performance measures (Category II
codes), 442–443
AtroPen, 415
Atropine sulfate, 415
Attendance at delivery, 245–247, 317–318
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), 208–209
follow-up care for children prescribed
ADHD medications, 437
interprofessional telephone/Internet
consultations, 191–192
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) scale, 161, 420
Audiometric tests, 159, 419
Auditing claims, 480
Audit log, 461
Auditory evoked potentials, 419
Audit/review process, 459–460
Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome, 160,
420
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 423
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 423
M-CHAT diagnostic screening, 160, 420
B
“Back to Basics: The National Correct Coding
Initiative” (AAP), 65
Bacteriuria screen, 429
Balloon pump insertion codes, 401
Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 420
Bedside ultrasound, 301–303
Behavioral care manager, 7, 233
Behavioral/emotional assessment, 161–162
Behavioral health integration care
management. See General behavioral
health integration care management
Behavior change intervention, 167–168
Benadryl, 415
Betamethasone acetate, 415
Betamethasone sodium phosphate, 415
Bicillin CR, 415
Bicillin LA, 415
Bilateral procedure, 46
Bilirubin testing, 430
Billing risk areas, 455
Bladder aspiration, 300, 321
Bladder catheterization, 322
Block-level note, 28
Blood, occult, by peroxidase activity, 429
Blood, reagent strip, 428
Blood sampling for diagnostic study, 411–412
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