99462 vs. 99231 RVU

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Trying to understand why a Normal Newborn Subsequent Care Code has a higher RVU than a Low Complexity code?

99462 (Normal Newborn, subsequent care)
RVU = 0.84000

99231 (low complexity subsequent care)
RVU = 0.76000
 

CodingKing

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Adult codes based off levels. Newborn codes based off well or sick. You cant really compare the two.


Well I guess you can if you look at the RVU File.

Newborn

Work RVU- 0.840
PE RVU - 0.290
Malpractice RVU - 0.050

Non newborn

Work RVU - 0.760
PE RVU - 0.290
Malpractice RVU - 0.060

The biggest difference is in the work which is higher on Newborn by .08. Malpractice is lower for newborn by .01 that's a difference of .07 RVU between newborn and non-newborn
 
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