AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 12 (December)

Male Genital System, 54152, 54161 (Q&A) (December 1996)

December 1996 page 10e Coding Consultation Male Genital System, 54152, 54161 (Q&A) In CPT codes 54152 and 54161, how is "newborn" defined? If I do a circumcision in my office, after the infant has been discharged from the hospital, should I report a CPT code for a newborn or use one that states except newborn? AMA Comment The commonly accepted medical definition of the term newborn (Stedman's Medical Dictionary) is: Relating to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days of life. Therefore, when reporting a circumcision, the site of the service has no...

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