Episiotomies

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Is it correct that you may only bill for episiotmy laceration repair after delivery for third and fourth degree lacerations more extensive lacerations complex repairs when billing separately with delivery???????
 

amjordan

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Yes, that is normally the case. The documentation of the repair needs to clearly reflected in the operative report. You would use the integumentary repair codes for the 3rd or 4th degree repair, or even an anoplasty if the documentation supports it.
 

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Thanks for your help!! so you would agree that 1st and 2nd degree repairs should not be coded separate it part of the delivery package ?
 
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