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59812 versus 59820

Liza5418

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Can anyone out there tell me what is the difference between these two cpt codes. A patient was dx with MAB (632) and had a d&c (59820). Two weeks after that she came back because there were still products of conception left. Do I still use 59820 or 59812? Please help.
 

preserene

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The presenting encounter is for Incomplete abortion of the previous missed abortion. The missed abotion becomes only a history.
So, it is incomplete abortion now and you would code only 59812 for this encounter , if surgically completed now again
 
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