14 wk. premature -liveborn

rmickalich

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How would a 14 wk. OB chart be coded for premature birth when the physician describes it as the baby took 2 breaths and then died? ? 644.21, V27.0
 

wankmuka

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How would a 14 wk. OB chart be coded for premature birth when the physician describes it as the baby took 2 breaths and then died? ? 644.21, V27.0

We have been having some cases like this too and I posted a similar question last week. The way you have coded it is the way I would code it, I have never seen documentation describing V27.0 as a normal healthy infant, just the outcome of a single liveborn. We were also having the stillborn vs. liveborn debate and I read somewhere that a stillbirth is described as an apgar score of zero at one minute.
 
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