X ||||||||||| ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This project would not have been completed were it not for the outstanding work of AAP staff. In Membership, Marketing, and Publishing, Mary Kelly, senior editor, professional/clinical publishing Laura Underhile, editor, professional/ clinical publishing Jason Crase, senior manager, production and editorial services Peg Mulcahy, manager, art direction and production Leesa Levin-Doroba, production manager, practice management and Maryjo Reynolds, marketing manager, practice publications, deserve special recognition for their outstanding skill and dedication to this project. At the AAP, I am especially appreciative of the support and professional expertise of Linda Walsh, MAB, senior manager, healthy policy and coding, and AAP staff support to the AAP COCN, dedicated advocates for all of us who provide medical care to children. A special thank-you to our AAP Board of Directors reviewer, Richard Tuck, MD, FAAP. Dr Tuck is a former COCN member and is an expert on this topic. We are so grateful to have his leadership and review for this manual! Finally, we all would like to give a big thank-you to all our readers, billers, coders, medical team, and dedicated pedi- atric providers who work tirelessly around the clock to provide the best care to all children. Your work inspires us to work very hard behind the scenes to provide you the latest and most accurate coding information. By all of us working together, we can accomplish the highest standards of care and be a voice for our children and their future. Respectfully, Linda D. Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP Editor Coding_2021.indb 10 Coding_2021.indb 10 9/15/20 2:23 PM 9/15/20 2:23 PM
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