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Check Weight for Newborn Intensive Care Codes

Question: Can we use 99479 for a newborn (34 weeks estimated gestational age) that has a weight of 2,948 grams and is on day 31 of the hospital stay? I can’t tell if that code is for only 28 weeks or less. We are providing parenteral feeding treatment.
Nevada Subscriber Answer: It is not appropriate to report code [...]