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2011 Dx Codes Affect OB/GYNs

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  • October 19, 2010
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ICD-9-CM codes for 2011 allow obstetrician/gynecologist (ob/gyn) practices to be more specific when reporting uterine anomalies, multiple placentae, and personal history codes. To take advantage of this new-found specificity, however, you’ll need to update your understanding of available codes and usage guidelines.
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, for example, has identified seven types of uterine anomalies. Whereas you had only didelphus (752.7) and DES (760.76) related anomolies to report prior to Oct. 1, you now have:

  • 752.31 – Agenesis of uterus
  • 752.32 – Hypoplasia of uterus
  • 752.33 – Unicornuate uterus
  • 752.34 – Bicornuate uterus
  • 752.35 – Septate uterus
  • 752.36 – Arcuate uterus
  • 752.39 — Other anomalies of uterus

You’ll also need to brush up on which diagnosis codes support a vaginal birth of dichorionic/diamniotic twins, and how to report a patient presenting for a follow-up to a bicornuate uterus, which the ob/gyn corrected surgically, after Oct. 1.
For details, read “ICD-9 2011: 752.3x, V13, V91 Offer Obs More Anomaly, Status Options.”

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