CMS changes stand on newborn CPT codes after AAFP objects

07/29/2013 | AAFP News Now

The AAFP objected to a CMS plan to change the handling of two CPT codes for newborn care so family physicians could not bill both services in the same day. The CMS reversed its position following a letter from AAFP CPT advisor Robert Carr, M.D., who said it is not uncommon for physicians to provide initial newborn care for a seemingly healthy newborn, to which one code applies, and then have the infant's condition deteriorate and require neonatal intensive care services, which is a separate code.

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