AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Newborn Coding and Reporting of Attending Physician Services

Occasionally newborns are admitted to our facility from birth, and stay well beyond the 29th day of life due to perinatal or congenital conditions. For reporting the attending physician services, is it appropriate to assign a code from subcategory Z38.0-, Single liveborn infant, born in hospital, regardless of the length of stay and age of the patient?  ...

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