AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Encounter Following Failed Newborn Hearing Exam

Coding Clinic First Quarter 2004, page 16, advised the assignment of code 794.15, Abnormal auditory function studies, to describe a newborn who failed a routine hearing examination. What code should be assigned when the infant (less than 29 days old) is referred following failed hearing screening with no further results noted? Is code 779.89, Other specified conditions originating in the perinatal period, appropriate? ...

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