Emergency Room Birth

Verna

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We do not normally deliver babies at our Critical Access Hospital, so this is not my forte. We recently had a woman deliver at 35-weeks in our emergency room. The baby was immediately transferred, by life flight, to larger hospital. My problem is coding the baby's part of the ER. Someone here thinks I should assign 99460 to the chart, but I'm reluctant. The description states, "Initial care, per day, for evaluation and management of normal newborn infant seen in other than hospital or birthing center." Would this CPT apply? If not, do I put an ER E/M code?
I applaud all of you who have to deal with this all the time. It's like a foreign language to me.
 
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