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Coding and Reimbursement for Children With Abnormal Weight Gain In Primary Care

A coding teleconference brought to you by the Clinical Practice Working Group of CLOCC (The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children)

November 10 and December 9, 2004

Speaker: Donelle Holle, RN, Manager Reimbursement Specialist and Manager of Professional Billing from the University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics

  1. Leveling of care in a primary care setting

  2. Using time as a key factor

  3. Nonphysician provider visits
    A. Nutritionist
    B. Nurse

  4. Appropriate diagnosis code usage
    A. Abnormal weight gain
    B. Comorbidities

III. Coding in a multidisciplinary program in a primary care setting

Resources: Bradley, Joel. Coding for Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Reimbursement Division, 800-433-9016
Coding Hotline:
Pediatric Coding Alert, published by Decision Health


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