Neonatologists, pediatricians and family physicians who care for newborns and sick children in the hospital need to select the category of code that describes the condition of the patient. Selecting the correct code varies based on if the baby or child is a healthy newborn, a sick infant or child or a patient requiring intensive care or critical care.
There are distinct categories of codes to describe each of these situations. There are also codes that describe services to patients who are in the process of being transferred to a higher acuity facility. This billing guide describes the codes to use in each situation.
At the end of the guide, there is a sample (paper) charge slip that a group could use as a paper super bill, or for entry into an electronic charge system.
Table of contents:
- Delivery/birthing room attendance and resuscitation services
- Normal newborns
- Inpatient status
- Transfer of care
- Intensive care
- Critical care
- Summary charts
- RVUs 2020
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