Pediatric Feeding Disorder US ICD-10-CM Approval: What Does it Mean?

April 29, 2021 9:00 am

A practical approach to utilizing the ICD-10-CM diagnosis for pediatric feeding disorder while keeping in mind the ICF approach.  This session will present a case study and implications for improved documentation and reimbursement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the ICF profile for PFD based on a case study presentation
  • Understand all 4 domains and how they interact when making a diagnosis of PFD
  • Documenting diagnosis and treatment evaluation and outcomes for insurance companies


  • James A “Jaime” Phalen MD, FAAP

    Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services San Antonio Military Health System; Chief Consultant to the US Air Force Surgeon General for Developmental Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Peds, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Assistant Professor of Peds, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Phalen received a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Arizona State University; his medical degree from the USUHS F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland; and completed a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at The Children's Hospital/JFK Partners, Denver, Colorado. He is Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services for the largest military health consortium in the United States, where he leads several interdisciplinary teams (Feeding Team, Autism Clinic, Infant-Toddler Clinic, and Cochlear Implant Board), and co-directs the developmental pediatrics rotation. He published a comprehensive review article on feeding disorders in Pediatrics in Review in 2013. From 2007 to 2012, he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP® DBPeds Editorial Board.

    Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from University Health

    Nonfinancial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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  • Olaf Kraus de Camargo MD, PhD, FRCPC

    Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. He completed his medical education and pediatric training in Brazil, followed by a residency in Germany where he received training in developmental-behavioural pediatrics and child neurology. Prior to joining the faculty at McMaster, Dr. Kraus de Camargo held positions as a Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen and as CEO and Medical Director of Kinderzentrum Pelzerhaken gGmbH in Germany, an inpatient and outpatient facility for children with developmental-behavioural disabilities and chronic neurologic disorders. Within the Department of Paediatrics he currently is the Education Resource Person for the Division of Developmental Paediatrics.

    Since 2001, Olaf Kraus de Camargo has been involved with the implementation of the WHO - International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), initially in neuro-rehabilitation and later in implementing it into Early Intervention Centres in Germany. Together with Judith Hollenweger, he edited the German translation of the ICF-CY (Children and Youth Version) for WHO. With Liane Simon, he co-authored the first handbook about clinical applications of teh ICF-CY in Germany. He contributes with his expertise as a collaborator to the Functioning and Disability Reference Group of the Family of Classification of WHO.

    Financial: Receives a salary from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

    Nonfinancial: Nothing to disclose

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  • Jaclyn Pederson, MHI

    With more than a decade of experience in program development, Jaclyn Pederson’s broad knowledge of programming in the public and social sectors includes program and strategic initiative design, fund development, special events, grant writing, and community engagement. A system thinker and positive team builder, she uses transformational leadership principles to develop energized and efficient workgroups that influence significant organizational and systemic change for all affected by pediatric feeding disorder –such as the development of the expanded PFD Alliance. Jaclyn also manages Feeding Matters’ strategic partnerships with numerous professional associations including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

    Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from Feeding Matters

    Nonfinancial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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