Pediatricians and Family Physicians who care for newborns and sick children in the hospital need to select the category of code that describes the condition of the patient. This varies, from healthy newborns, sick infants/children, or the care of patients requiring intensive care or critical care.
There are distinct categories of codes to describe each of these situations. There are also codes that describe services to patients who are in the process of being transferred to a higher acuity facility. This billing guide describes the codes to use in each situation.
At the end of the guide, there is chart with the listing of work and total RVUs for each code and a sample (paper) charge slip that a group could use as a paper super bill, or for entry into an electronic charge system. See pages 15-17. A complete listing of codes and RVU’s is on pages 18-20.