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newborn admit/discharge the same day

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i know for newborns admitted and discharged the same day the code to use is 99463, but what if the note states that baby was admitted and discharged the same day but the same note also has more than 30 min spent in discharge of the baby documented?
99463 or 99239?
 
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99463

If the infant was admitted and discharged on the same day you use 99463. Doesn't make any difference how much time was spent on the discharge.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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