D&C after vaginal delivery. Please help! :)

kparker1980

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Hi,

I have a patient who had a spontaneous vaginal delivery with D&C postpartum. She was diagnosed with retained placenta. I know that I would use code 59160 for D&C postpartum, but my question is, would I use that in conjunction with the normal delivery global code 59400? If so would I just list it separately with a modifier 24? Or modifier 22?

Thank you! ;)
 
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D&C after Vag Delivery

The D & C is related to the delivery so you would not use the modifier 24. Modifier 22 is not appropriate because it is a separate procedure . I would code both procedures with a 51 modifier on the D & C. I would use the retained placenta for the diagnosis for the D & C.
 
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