viii PEDIATRIC ICD-10-CM 2018: A MANUAL FOR PROVIDER-BASED CODING
Pediatric ICD-10-CM: A Manual for Provider-Based Coding is the product of the efforts of many dedicated individuals. First and foremost,
we must thank Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC, consulting editor, for her professional input and particularly for her ongoing work to make this
manual more user-friendly.
We would also like to thank members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, past
and present, and the AAP Coding Publications Editorial Advisory Board. They support all coding efforts here at the AAP. These members
contribute extensive time, reviewing and editing various coding content for the AAP.
We would also like to extend a very special thank-you to members of various subspecialty sections of the AAP who contributed their
expertise and knowledge to the development of the original manual.
Lastly, we would like to acknowledge the tireless work of Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr, MD, FACEP, FAAP. Dr Linzer is the official AAP liaison to
the ICD Coordination and Maintenance Committee and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-
10-PCS. Dr Linzer is an advocate for pediatrics and pediatric conditions and ensures that our issues are heard. He is an advocate for all
pediatric patients in helping codes get established for conditions that need to be tracked for purposes of research and quality. Dr Linzer
keeps the AAP and pediatric issues at the forefront of diagnostic coding, and we are very grateful for his time and expertise!