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Help Needed - Coding Newborn Claim

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    Question Help Needed - Coding Newborn Claim
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    Would you ever use V23.7 Insufficient prenatal care on a Newborn's claim? I have seen this on the mother's claim, but never on a newborn's claim.
    What would you use on a newborn's claim to show they had not rec'd prenatal care?

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    I would consider prenatal, a code for the mother and these codes would not go on the newborn's billing.

    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamreed View Post
    Would you ever use V23.7 Insufficient prenatal care on a Newborn's claim? I have seen this on the mother's claim, but never on a newborn's claim.
    What would you use on a newborn's claim to show they had not rec'd prenatal care?
    Asked and answered on another thread. V23.7 is for mom's claim during pregnancy only. Newborn you would code any condition that resulted from lack of prenatal care, otherwise it isn't significant.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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