To answer questions 1 & 2: There is no difference in the rules for meeting the key elements of ROS regardless of age of patient. So you need 10+ ROS for the highest level of service.
However, you can state that there is no ROS and give a reason. We ask our neonatologists who see the baby at birth to state something along the lines of: "Other than HPI, ROS is negative for this neonate on first day of life."
For Medical history we ask them to give the birth history.
As for re-admission ... you can always refer to records in the chart, as long as you clearly identify the records, that you reviewed them, when you reviewed them, and any pertinent changes. For example:
"Please see admission H&P dated mm/dd/yy, which I reviewed today; the only change is GI positive for diarrhea."
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