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    I have never done OB before YET am taking a coding quiz for a new job (I AM certified!) and need help!!!

    For NEWBORN's coding only!!! Do you code the delivery? (in this case a C-section) or not?

    If not is it just a "v" code for the baby?

    Finally, what if there was cord compression & fetal distress? Where do those diag codes go?

    The question says just to code for the newborn...Help!!!! :-)


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    Default Newborn coding

    Hello Janice,

    You stated that the question is "code for the newborn only", that is what you do, you code for the newborn and any problems that the baby has. The delivery is billed for the mother, she is the one that delivered the baby.

    Good luck on your test.
    Roni Jones, CPC

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