Antepartum Only Care

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I am new to coding and my clinic offers an OB/GYN clinic. I am having trouble understanding how to code the antepartum only visits :( I have instructed my physician to use regular E/M codes for visits 1-3 and visits 4-6 use code 59425 for each visit and 59426 for each visit after 6. We are both confused on how to properly code this. Can someone please help?
 

Leandra

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We don't bill out the antepartum visits until the pt delivers: then we know the total we need to bill for. If the pt has 1 to 3 OB visits then we bill the appropriate E&M code for each visit; if the pt has 4 to 6 OB visits then we bill 59425 with a quantity of 1 (I list all the OB dates in box 19 as many payers require this info); if the pt has 7-13 OB visits then we bill 59426 with a quantity of 1 (put the OB dates in box 19). Hope this helps :)
 
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