AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Infant Feeding Problems Beyond the Perinatal Period

An infant presents to the pediatrician’s office due to breastfeeding concerns on day 24 of life. The final diagnosis is difficulty breastfeeding. The same patient returns on day 38 of life with the same breastfeeding issues. During this visit, the baby is diagnosed with difficulty breastfeeding. What are the appropriate code assignments for these visits? We are concerned about using a code from the P92 category since the Excludes1 note states “feeding problems in child over 28 days old (R63.3).”  ...

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