Author Topic: Medicaid - Nursery Versus NICU revenue codes 170, 171, 172, 173, 174  (Read 3907 times)

culbertson

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If you have a hospital with a NICU department and a Nursery Department and can use the following revenue codes:170, 171, 172, 173, 174. Which codes are grouped with Nursery and which for NICU. I thought it was always: 170, 171, 172 are Nursery and 173, 174 are NICU. But I have seen some hoapitals use 172 for both Nursery and NICU.

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Re: Medicaid - Nursery Versus NICU revenue codes 170, 171, 172, 173, 174
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 10:49:41 AM »
The codes are described as follows:

170 - Nursery, General Classification
171 - Nursery, Newborn, Level I
172 - Nursery, Newborn, Level II
173 - Nursery, Newborn, Level III
174 - Nursery, Newborn, Level IV

It isn't broken down by Nursery or NICU.  It depends on what level your facility considers regular nursery care and what is NICU.

Hope that helps

Michele

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