Q. What are the new neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit codes for CPT 2003?

A. In 2003, the reporting of critical care services for children up to 2 years of age and intensive care services for children up to 2,500 grams present body weight will change.

The CPT code descriptors will read as follows:{Note:Underlining indicates new/revised language, indicates deleted language and a triangle (▴) indicates a revised code. A circle (•) indicates a new code.}

Neonatal  and Pediatric Critical Care Services

•99293 — Initial pediatric critical care, 31 days up through 24 months of age, per day, for the evaluation and management of a critically ill infant or young child

•99294 –– Subsequent pediatric critical care, 31 days up through 24 months of age, per day, for the evaluation and management of a critically ill infant or young child

▴99295 — Initial neonatal critical...

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