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Phototherapy for newborns

Author: Preview Account Views: 2740 Created: 2010-11-10 13:40 Last Updated: 2010-11-18 09:58

How do I indicate the hours of phototherapy ?Should I enter the procedure once for every day in which it was given?

HIO Team's Answer:

The procedure for phototherapy (99.83(T)) should be coded only once during a treatment session. In accordance with Coding Guideline P04, there are certain procdures for which there are different codes depending on extent, time, or number of instances a procedure was performed, however, for photherapy, there is only one code, (99.83(T)) which covers any and all phototherapy performed for one inpatient stay.