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Pediatric Coding Alert

E/M Coding:

Keep An Eye on the Calendar to Avoid Same Date Admission, Discharge Denials

Keep track of when the admission actually takes place. You may never collect the $121 allotted for 99463 unless you’re vigilant about keeping an eye on the calendar. Background: The descriptor for code 99463 specifically states, “Initial hospital or birthing center care, per day, for evaluation and management of normal newborn infant admitted and discharged on the same date.” But [...]