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delivery in ER

ggparker14

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20 week pregnant pt delivers in the ER and the baby is deceased. What would be appropriate diagnosis codes for the delivery?

Thanks for any help.
 

Bready

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If the patient spontaneously delivered in the ED, I would use 634.92. (miscarriage)

If the patient was in labor in the ED and your physician was in attendance for the delivery, you might use the following:-
644.21
658.11
V27.21

At 20 weeks a fetal demise could be considered a stillbirth.
 
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