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    Apr 2007

    Default Bilirubin Code

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    I just began coding for a pediatric clinic. One of the doctors indicated she did a heel stick for bilirubin. I am not sure which code to use. Any suggestions?
    Christina Lee Wagner, CPC, CPC-H

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire

    Talking Bili Test

    I use 36416 which is finger,heel, or ear stick. Hopes this helps
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, VA


    36416 is the correct code....Usually Insurance co's doesnot pay for it. It is included in the WCC visit.

    Once you are able to use (age approp..) 36415, this is paid seperately. Please note that this rule is usually used for Commerical Insurances not HMO's, CAPITATION, etc...

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