The AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) is responsible for reviewing of all proposed changes to CPT and ICD-10-CM coding structures to determine whether the Academy will endorse the proposal; participates in the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey process by validating clinical vignettes, evaluating survey data and deciding on physician work and practice expense relative value units (RVUs) to recommend to the RUC; and serves as a review panel regarding other activities such as identifying Academy positions on the Medicare Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). 

To update pediatricians on its activities, including the formal publication of new and revised CPT and ICD-10-CM coding structures and final values for CPT codes used by pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists, the COCN provides a number of resources, all of which can be found at Coding and Valuation.

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Committee Members

Eileen D. Brewer, MD, FAAP   
Houston, TX

Renee Friedman Slade, MD, FAAP
Oak Park, IL

Edward A. Liechty, MD, FAAP
Indianapolis, IN

Joel F. Bradley, MD, FAAP
Brentwood, TN

Jeffrey Fred Linzer, Sr., MD, FACEP, FAAP
Decatur, GA

Steven Elliot Krug, MD, FAAP
Chicago, IL

Margie C. Andreae, MD, FAAP
Ann Arbor, MI

Linda Donnel Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP
San Antonio, TX

David Morris Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Benjamin Shain, MD, PhD
Highland Park, IL

Samuel D. Smith, MD, FAAP
Little Rock, AR

Kathleen K. Cain, MD, FAAP
Topeka, KS

Kathryn Lalor, MD, FAAP
Birmingham, AL

Mark Joseph, MD, FAAP
Tempe, AZ

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