May 23, 2019
Coding for inpatient newborn and pediatric care is more complicated than coding for inpatient adult care. The category of code is based on the condition of the baby or child. There are intensive care codes, critical care codes and critical care pediatric codes. Sometimes, the age of the patient determines the code and sometimes the weight of the baby determines the code.
It is important to select the codes that reflect the condition of the patient, whether providing 24-hour care or stabilizing and transferring the patient. This webinar will explain the use of these codes, using clinical examples from CPT Changes: An Insider’s View from 2008, 2009 and 2013.
Join us for May’s webinar on coding inpatient pediatric services.