C/S delivery w/ severe adhesions abdominal wall

JulieM

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I need help with a c-section delivery. the patient had lysis of adhesions on the abdominal wall and the bladder as well. what code would i use for the adhesions??
 

mcnaryk

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I need help with a c-section delivery. the patient had lysis of adhesions on the abdominal wall and the bladder as well. what code would i use for the adhesions??

When I look up Delivery, complicated by: adhesions in the Index, it gives me 654.4_. Look at that code, and I would add a modifier 22 to my c-section code as long as my provider's documentation clearly stated that the adhesions were present and made for a more difficult/work intensive delivery. I hope this helps!
 
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