FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Identification and Demographics (Items 1-8)
Item 2. Head Circumference at Birth Q: We have difficulty collecting head circumference at birth, what should we enter? A:  If head circumference is no...
Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Delivery and Maternal History (Items 9-22)
Item 10. Maternal Race and Ethnicity Item 10a. Is mother of hispanic origin? Item 10b. Maternal Race Q: We have difficulty determining the mother'...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 9:37 AM
Post-Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions - Respiratory (Items 23-39)
Item 24a. Temperature Measured Within the First Hour After Admission to Your NICU Q: Does this really matter 28 days out? Does it refer to within one ho...
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 at 3:07 PM
Post-Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions - Infections (Items 40-45)
Item 40. Early Sepsis and/or Meningitis (on or before Day 3) Q: If a baby has a positive culture for Coagulase negative Staphylococci on day 1, 2, or 2 of ...
Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 at 3:58 PM
Post-Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions - Other diagnoses, surgeries, and surgical complications (Items 39-44)
Item 43e. PDA Ligation or PDA Closure by Catherization Q: I am getting an error notice when I add surgery codes for PDA Ligation or PDA Closure by Catheter...
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018 at 4:51 PM
Post Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions - Neurological (Items 48-51)
ITEM 48a.  INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE Q: How would I code a Small Baby who had a head ultrasound on or before Day 28 of life that initially showed NO bleed? B...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 9:38 AM
Post-Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions - Congenital Malformations (Item 52)
Item 52a.  Major Birth Defects/Congenital Anomalies Q: How do you code a prenatal diagnosis of an anomaly that cannot be verified in our hospital after bir...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 9:37 AM
Post-Delivery Diagnoses and Interventions – Hyperbilirubinemia (Items 50-52)
Note: The following items 53-55 pertain to ANY infant that was previously discharged home from a hospital and readmitted to your NICU (on or before Day28) f...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Initial Disposition (Item 56, 57)
Item 56. Enteral Feeding at Discharge Q: When mother’s own milk is not available in the NICU, Prolacta offers two ready-to-feed, pasteurized human milk for...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Transfer Information (Items 61-67)
Item 61. Reason for Transfer Q: Is a discharge for capacity (sort of a "forced" non-acute transfer) considered an "other" for Question ...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 at 12:19 PM