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Meconium aspiration at birth

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    Medical Coding Books
    When a Pediatrician is called for attendance at delivery and are reporting 99464, or 99465 and they use a Laryngoscope to aspirate meconium and/or to intubate newborns in the delivery room, what codes should they be using?
    31500 is for Intubation however they are using a Laryngoscope to do this, and
    they use the Scope to suction meconium as well.

    Thank you for your help!
    Kathy Ballinger, CPC
    Last edited by KATHY WILHELMSEN; 02-11-2009 at 06:59 AM.

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