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What is the CPT code to be reported by the transferring physician when a neonate is transferred to critical care on the same day that initial intensive care services were performed?


According to CPT 2012 guidelines, when a neonate is transferred from intensive care (99477) to a lower-level care, the transferring physician should report subsequent hospital care (99231-99233). If the neonate or infant must be transferred to critical care on a day when initial or subsequent intensive care services have been performed, the transferring physician reports either the critical care (99291-99292) or the intensive care (99477), but not both. The receiving physician reports subsequent inpatient neonatal or pediatric critical care (99469, 99472).


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