Have a coding question?
In most cases, you will receive a response within the same day unless your inquiry requires additional research.
Note: If you need to send additional supplemental information, it can be attached to your email.
The AAP has not verified the patient encounter that you have described in presenting your coding inquiry. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for possible inconsistencies that may arise upon closer investigation of the actual patient encounter. It is your responsibility to code for only what you do during a patient encounter.
***The AAP Coding Hotline is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, but rather is offered as a resource to assist in accurate coding of patient services. In addition, the AAP is not able to verify the accuracy of the facts relating to the patient encounter that you have described in presenting your coding inquiry. For these reasons, we cannot be held responsible for any coding decisions that you make based on the guidance you receive from the AAP Coding Hotline. It is your responsibility to code for only what you do during a patient encounter. For legal advice related to reporting services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), contact a qualified health care attorney.***