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    I need help I have a newborn that was born and placed on isolation with the mom. Due to the fact that the mom had a positive culture from 3 weeks prior that was positive for MRSA. Would you code anything for the baby, I do not see in the chart that they did any cultures on the baby. HELP PLEASE!!!

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    ERIE, PA


    If there is no documentation of any services, then there is not charge. Unfortunately in these situations baby has to bunk with mom especially if nursing.

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