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Code When the Neonatologist Is Called But Not Needed

Question: Our neonatologist was called for a mandatory emergently problem with newborn in labor and delivery (we were not asked to attend the delivery or consult). The neonatologist arrived after the initial drying, stimulation, PPV, and administration by the labor and delivery nurse. What does the neonatologist bill if there is no resuscitation and he checked the baby over and [...]