AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; In Memoriam

Captain Robert Mullin, M.D. 1928 – 2017

Dr. Robert Mullin spent years working with Rich Averill and a team of coding specialists and physicians, developing the initial version of ICD-10-PCS which was first released in 1998. Dr. Mullin was considered the “father of ICD-10-PCS” and later as implementation kept getting delayed, he would call himself the “grandfather of ICD-10-PCS.” He was also part of the team that developed the diagnosis related groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Groups (APGs).  Prior to his involvement with health research and coding, Dr. Mullin served as a navy captain, and was one of the first sets of...

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