In scenarios 1 through 5 that follow, assume that when 2 physicians from separate groups or specialties are involved, physician A does not see the newborn on the day the condition changes. For examples of transfer of care, see scenarios 6 through 8.

Day 1: 99460 with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code V30–V39.xx (liveborn infant according to type of birth)

Day 2: 99462 with code V30–V39.xx

Day 3: 99477 with 770.6 (transitory tachypnea of newborn)

Physician A

Day 1: 99460 with code V30–V39.xx

Day 2: 99462 with V30–V39.xx

Physician B

Day 3: 99477 with code 770.6

Day 1: 99460 with ICD-9-CM code V30–V39.xx (liveborn infant according to type of birth)

Day 2: 99462 with code V30–V39.xx

Day 3: 99468 with 771.8 (septicemia of newborn) and 041.9 (bacterial infection, unspecified) (Code 995.92 is reported to identify severe sepsis, and the associated acute organ dysfunction should also...

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