Initial Newborn Coding

bonnies1103

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The newborn was fine at birth, but developed problems 3-4 hours later. Our provider wrote his note at age 6 hours and said the baby had respiratory distress. Another provider from the same group saw the baby and wrote her note at age 8 hours, describing critical care treatment. She felt the newborn needed more care than could be provided at this hospital and arranged for transport to another hospital. I need to code the admit for the first provider and critical care for the second provider. Can I code 99223-25 for the first provider and 99291(documented 60 minutes of critical care) for the second provider?
 
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