Initial Neonatal Intensive Care Services

CPT code 99460 designates initial hospital care for the neonate, requiring a comprehensive history, examination, and medical decision-making of moderate complexity. This code is applied when healthcare providers deliver initial hospital care to neonates, involving a comprehensive assessment that includes a detailed history, examination, and medical decision-making of moderate complexity.

Details

CPT code:

99460

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Newborn Care Services

Type:

Newborn Care

Within the realm of neonatal care, 99460 plays a crucial role, representing the provision of initial hospital care for neonates. Healthcare providers utilize this code when delivering comprehensive care, involving a detailed history, examination, and medical decision-making of moderate complexity. Its application ensures accurate documentation of efforts in the provision of quality care to neonates in the hospital setting.

Under what category does Initial Neonatal Intensive Care Services fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Initial Neonatal Intensive Care Services?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Initial inpatient neonatal intensive care unit care, per day, for the evaluation and management of the neonate.

Documentation

Initial psychiatric collaborative care management, first 70 minutes in the first calendar month of behavioral health care manager activities, in consultation with a psychiatric consultant and directed by the treating physician. Document the collaborative care activities, including the start and end times, the involvement of the psychiatric consultant, and the specific care management interventions provided.

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