tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 3

Specialty Spotlight: Pediatrics: Learn These Definitions, Document Delivery and Beyond

Understand services, time, weight, and condition for newborn coding success. Experienced pediatric coders know there are many evaluation and management (E/M) codes that cover every eventuality of the first 28 days of a newborn's life. Even when the baby's delivery and development are defined as normal, coders still have a number of possible ways to record inpatient and outpatient activity. But if you understand a few simple definitions, you can master 16 codes that are key to the documenting the first stages of life. So, read this guide and get your neonatal coding knowledge off to the best start...

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