AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 3 (March)

2009 Changes for Neonatal and Pediatric Inpatient Coding - New & Clarified Guidelines and Renumbered Codes (March 2009)

March 2009 pages 3-4 Coding Communication:2009 Changes for Neonatal and Pediatric Inpatient Coding - New & Clarified Guidelines and Renumbered Codes Over the years, the inpatient neonatal and pediatric codes have been expanded and revised, affecting the reporting of services for normal newborn care, neonatal and pediatric critical care, critical care transport, and intensive care. Until now, the codes have been spread throughout the Evaluation and Management (E/M) section. Additionally, when the newest code was added in 2008 (99477, Initial hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of the neonate, 28 days of age or less, who...

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