So who admitted the newborn? If the physician who delivered the baby did the basic initial eval then s/he should be reporting 99460 on the date of birth. The pediatrician would then report 99462 for seeing the child on the second day.
But if the pediatrician is truly the first physician to be performing these services, then, yes the pediatrician can use 99460 even though it is the day after date of birth.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC CEMC
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