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Pediatric Coding Alert

Know These New Neonatal Codes:
Report substance withdrawal and neonatal transitory disorders beginning Oct. 1.

Even though the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is now three years old, the fallout from the transition still continues, especially in the area of reporting neonatal withdrawal from therapeutic or addictive drugs. That, according to Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, MA, an independent coding expert based in Guadalupita, New Mexico, is the driving force behind one of the biggest code [...]