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Neonatal Inpatient Codes 99478-99480

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    Wink Neonatal Inpatient Codes 99478-99480
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    The visit codes 99478-99480 are for weight of neonatal infant. Do these visits end on the 29th day with codes 99233-99231 to be used or can they be used after day 29?

    Thanks for any help

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    I have the same exact question and apparently there isn't an answer ?? I want to use subsequent inpatient codes, because Critical care codes, don't seem right.


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    99477 specifies "28 days of age or younger," but the rest of that code set is weight-based rather than age-based. For sub days, as long as the patient's present body weight is within the specified range, a code from 99478-80 can be used. The descriptions of those codes do not specify that the patient must be a neonate.

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