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Patient had been in NICU and seen for three days by Neonatologist. Patient has procedure and after procedure meets critical care guidelines. Patient is transferred to critical care and my critical care doctors see him for the first time on the fourth day of admission. Does my critical care doctor bill an initial critical care code or a subsequent critical care code? Thanks!:)
 
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if a child is transferred from the NICU to the PICU (or vice versa) within the same institution during the same admission, the new unit cannot utilize a first-day neonatal/pediatric critical care code; a subsequent day code must be used providing the transferring unit did not already bill for the patient that day
 
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