Perinatal and Newborn

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This course describes the time immediately before birth (the 20th to 28th week of gestation) through the first 28 days after birth. Codes in this chapter are never used on the mother’s record. This chapter has several codes that can be used when a newborn is observed for a suspected condition, but after study that condition is ruled out.


Lesson 1: Introduction to Perinatal Coding

  • Identify the type of patient record that will utilize P codes
  • Apply chapter specific guidelines and use of pertinent Z codes
  • Select conditions that should be coded from a newborn’s record

Lesson 2: Perinatal Conditions

  • Code conditions of the newborn that are due to maternal complications
  • Assign and sequence codes for premature birth
  • Identify reporting criteria for abnormal findings on neonatal screening
  • Assign and sequence codes related to birth trauma

Lesson 3: Common Conditions

  • Distinguish between transitory tachypnea of the newborn and other types of newborn respiratory distress
  • Define different types of neonatal aspiration
  • Determine the categories of codes to use for newborn sepsis
  • Assign codes for neonatal jaundice

Lesson 4: Other Disorders

  • Determine when to code for convulsions versus epilepsy in newborns
  • Identify when to code P95 for Stillbirth
  • Distinguish between different types of newborn withdrawal
  • Assign codes for tobacco exposure in newborns

Target Audience

  • Facility Coders (inpatient/outpatient)
  • Professional Fee Coders
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Professionals
  • Students

CE Credits

AHIMA This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

AAPC This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Purchasing Details

  • Upon purchase, you will have a 6-month subscription to this course. This will allow you the opportunity to complete and review as often as you like for 6 months.
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  49. Kimberly

    This was extremely helpful as a refresher course since I have not coded this section for over 10 years.

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  58. Rachel S.

    Great course! Very thoughtful and practical.

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