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Newborn Nursery Teaching Attending Guide: Module 7. Coding in the Newborn Nursery

Published: February 2, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9096

Included in this publication:

  • Newborn Coding Facilitator's Guide.doc
  • Coding in the Newborn Nursery.pptx
  • Newborn Codes wRVU Table.pdf
  • Newborn Coding Answers.pdf
  • Newborn Coding Homework.pdf

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This resource is a part of a seven-module curriculum intended to provide teaching faculty caring for well newborns with accessible, approachable, easily delivered, hands-on tools for bedside teaching in the newborn nursery. This specific module could be used to teach senior residents proper coding and documentation, but is primarily designed for faculty self-study/faculty development. The module includes a PowerPoint presentation, as well as a coding table and a pretest assignment. The homework assignment should take 15 minutes to complete, with 60 minutes of faculty development time to teach and review the answers. The module can also be used for independent study. It was tested by authors at the Oregon Health & Science University and University of Michigan and was well-received by participants. A formal assessment on whether the faculty development session leads to decreases in changes in codes and an increase in reimbursements had not been carried out at the time of publication.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to properly document and code in the newborn nursery for well and sick newborns.

Author Information

  • Carrie Anne Phillipi, MD, PhD: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Johanna Warren, MD: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jocelyn Schiller, MD: University of Michigan

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Phillipi C, Warren J, Schiller J. Newborn nursery teaching attending guide: module 7. Coding in the newborn nursery. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9096. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9096