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1 week checks for baby

  1. #1
    Jackson, TN
    Default 1 week checks for baby
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    Our facility brings infants in for a 1 week check, 2 week check, 6 check, then 2 month, etc...
    We are having a debate on whether or not to charge for the 1 week checks (if you can??????).. we previously have done a no charge for the 1 week checks but some of our providers are questioning it saying they are providing a service and would like to bill for it...
    So I guess my question is : can you bill for a infant 1 week check (in office) and if so what would the code be?
    Thank you,
    Ashley Little, CPC

  2. Default
    Yes you can bill a physical code 99391, for those first few weeks.

  3. #3
    Jackson, TN
    well we bill a 99391 for 2 week check and I do not think insurance will pay for it being billed on the 1 week check also??

  4. #4
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Some policies have well child care for 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months etc. Others have a certain number of visits per year and others don not have any coverage. You need to call the insurance company for this patient and verify benefits for well child care.


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