I am also working on these codes and getting information together for my Peds providers who have questions. Are you saying that you'd use a 99460-99463 code on the same day as an admit code 99222 or 99223? I think that if the newborn is not a "normal newborn" and has some medical issue, the admit code is used in place of the 99460 code. Or, according to CPT, if they later become ill, the intensive care or critical care codes are used. They would have only one "initial" code per day.
If they are ill, I don't see how you could break the care into the normal care and the ill care. There would just be one code for all the follow up care visits, whether it be 99231-99233 or intensive or critical care codes, or if they are better, then 99462 or a discharge.
Any more information on this is appreciated! There are so many scenarios that could arise and now all these different codes for babies!
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