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Pediatric Coding Alert

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Don’t Prolong This Neonatal Intensive Care Service

Question: If we bill 99468 for neonatal intensive care, can we also bill a prolonged service code if a pediatrician spends an extensive amount of time at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in face-to-face conferences with specialists and with the patient’s parents? Illinois Subscriber Answer: The guidelines accompanying 99468 (Initial inpatient neonatal critical care, per day, for the evaluation [...]