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Pediatric hospital coding

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    Default Pediatric hospital coding
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    I am new to pediatric coding and need some E & M help. When the newborn is admitted to the hospital after delivery the 99460 is used and the 99462 for subsequent visits. If the physician sees the newborn on day 2 for problem and the 99356 prolonged visit add on code is used do you have a primary code of 99462 or do you use the initial or subsequent visit hospital codes 99221-99223 or 99231-99233. Any help would be appriciated. Also is there any websites that can help with pediatric coding issues.
    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Subsequent Hospital Visit
    If the visit on day 2 is a problem-focused visit, then you will use the subsequent hospital visit codes.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartles, CPC, CEMC

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