AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 9 (September)

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

September 1996 page 11a Coding Consultation Male Genital System, 54152, 54161 (Q&A) Question In CPT codes 54150 through 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 According to Stedman's Medical Dictionary, the commonly accepted medical definition of the term newborn is: "Relating to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days of life." Therefore, when reporting a circumcision, the site...

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