Can you assign the appropriate procedure and diagnosis codes for the following scenario? Answers can be found later in this newsletter.

A neonatologist is providing critical care services to a 700-g, 26-weeks’ postmenstrual-age neonate who was born at another facility and transferred on the same date to a tertiary care facility. The neonate remains critical and on mechanical ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome at 7 days following birth. The neonate receives no feedings by mouth and is receiving total parenteral nutrition. The neonatologist removes an existing umbilical venous catheter due to increasing risk of central catheter-associated blood stream infection and places a peripherally inserted central catheter.

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