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    Cool Coding hospital services for sick newborn baby

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    Family practice saw a newborn baby in the hospital - what modifiers do i use to get the following services paid?

    99232 for second day? (baby was born day before and coded a 99222 for that date) then babys health got worse so is there something different for getting a really ill baby ready for transport to another facility.
    He also did 31500 insertion of emergency airway and 32422 thoracentesis w/tube insertion. After these services baby was transported by life flight to a childrens hospital.

    What codes are acceptable for critical care of a newborn for Family Practice?


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    Default new codes

    Have you looked at the new codes for this year? They are specifically for infant/newborns. 99460-99463, 99464-99465, 99468-99476, 99477-99480

    One of these codes should fit what you need.

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    Default See Family Practice Forum

    See my detailed response to this same question in the FAMILY PRACTICE forum.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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