Neonatal and pediatric critical care coding guidelines have been modified over the years, but the definitions remain the same. The patient must meet the same clinical criteria as for the adult critical care codes 99291 and 99292. Critical care can be provided by a physician(s) or other qualified healthcare professional(s) of medical care for critically ill or injured patients.
Neonatal and pediatric critical care units are growing in size and complexity. Each unit is staffed by a highly specialized group of nurses. Although the units share many commonalities, the relationship between nurses in the neonatal and pediatric critical care units often is characterized by rivalry and antagonism rather than by cooperation. The purpose of this report is to identify similarities and differences between the two units and to describe the benefits of collaboration between units.To describe neonatal and pediatric critical care physician perspectives on indicators for when and why to involve palliative care consultants.
Maimonides is a New York State-designated Regional Perinatal Center (RPC), in recognition of excellence in the delivery of maternity and neonatal care. We provide critical care for newborns in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU is equipped to offer advanced procedures such as therapeutic hypothermia and video electroencephalogram (EEG).
In-house coverage by a board-certified neonatologist is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all high-risk deliveries and care in the NICU. Neonatologists are also available for consultation on an emergency basis, as well as experts in a wide range of services such as pulmonology, neurology, and pediatric surgery.
We offer a full complement of pediatric sub-specialists in the NICU, as well as outstanding physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and patient representatives who represent the best in medical excellence and care.
Right after delivery, your baby will likely be placed on your chest while a nurse evaluates your baby’s transition. Transition is the period after birth when your baby’s body is adjusting to being outside your womb. Some babies may need oxygen or extra nursing care to transition. A small number may need to be transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit for extra care. However, most new babies stay in the room with their mother.