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EM Coding Alert

Newborn Care Services:

Cut Down on Errors by Separating Newborn From Sick Codes

Use just one diagnosis code with a normal newborn CPT®. Birth through 28 days is the definition of “newborn” according to CPT® and ICD-9. But that isn’t the only definition you need to learn to select the right E/M code for your physician’s newborn encounters. You’ll also need to differentiate “normal” and “sick” to be able to find the code [...]