The Coding Subcommittee of Healthcare Access and Economics Receives AACAP’s 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Committee

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
rgrant@aacap.org

Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
ccamacho@aacap.org

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) announced the Coding Subcommittee of Healthcare Access and Economics Committee as the recipient of the 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Committee. The award recognizes the Subcommittee’s efforts and dedication to child and adolescent psychiatry through increasing healthcare access with a new CPT coding structure for better coding and reimbursement.

With the recent coding changes, the Subcommittee worked tirelessly to educate members and insurance payers on best coding practices to ensure the system is understood and applied accurately.

The AACAP Catcher in the Rye Award was named after J.D. Salinger’s classic novel. It is administered by the AACAP’s Assembly and recognizes a committee for outstanding dedication to child and adolescent psychiatry.

For more information on the award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, AACAP Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300 ext. 154 or ccamacho@aacap.org.

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Representing over 8,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.

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