AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 1 (January)

Evaluation and Management (January 2008)

January 2008 page 8 Evaluation and Management, 99431 (Q&A) Question: A physician evaluates a normal newborn after an uneventful delivery and reports code 99431, History and examination of the normal newborn infant, initiation of diagnostic and treatment programs and preparation of hospital records. (This code is to be used for birthing room deliveries.), for this service. Later in the day, the infant develops respiratory distress and is transferred to an intensive setting for observation, frequent interventions, continual cardiorespiratory monitoring, and other intensive care services. The physician sees the child again and initiates intensive care services. What codes...

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