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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 9 Physician : 9.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 9.2.44 Newborn Services

9.2.44
The newborn period is defined as the time from birth through 28 days of life. This section addresses routine newborn care, attendance at delivery, newborn resuscitation, neonatal critical care, and intensive (noncritical) low birth weight services.
Retrospective review may be performed to ensure documentation supports the medical necessity of the service and any modifier used when billing a claim.
All newborn E/M procedure codes must have a newborn outcome diagnosis code included on the claim. Modifier 25 may be used to identify a significant separately identifiable E/M provided on the same day by the same physician as a procedure or other service. Documentation that supports the provision of a significant, separately identifiable E/M service must be maintained in the client’s medical record and made available to Texas Medicaid upon request.
Physician standby (procedure code 99360) is not a benefit.
Note:
Refer to:
Subsection 2.6.5, “Cardiorespiratory (Apnea) Monitor,” in the Children’s Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks) for authorization of apnea monitors through CCP.

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