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pediatrician in hospital for check up of newborn

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    Default pediatrician in hospital for check up of newborn
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    Hi all,
    I want to ask you how would you code regular visit of pediatrician in hospital to see newborn for the 1st day for check up-well baby ,and next day visit well baby and discharge
    any idea?
    what code ?
    I am working for ed and do not know what codes to use in that situations
    thanks so much

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    I am confused. This is happening in the ED? If it is in the ED and you are coding for the ED, you would not code for a peds doctor to come in and see the patient. Maybe I read it wrong?

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    no it is not for ed
    My friend MD asked me how to bill the situation like she came to the hospital evaluate the well newborn, next day same story and she disharge the baby
    what code she shoud use
    I told her 99460 but not sure
    thanks for any input

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