Per 15 minutes or part thereof
Applicable where the Apgar score is 5 or less, as noted on the delivery record.
Includes endotracheal intubation and/or umbilical vessel catheterization.
Consultation not paid in addition.
Consultations and anesthetic assessments are not payable in addition to Critical care medicine fees, however, when they are done prior to the surgery for the purpose of the anesthetic they are payable.
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:See Pre-Amble Notes