Help! ICD-9 Code needed

Valerie813

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I code for an Anesthesia group. I have been getting stuck on my OB consults for patients who have had issues with past pregnancies such as difficult spinal or epidural placement. I cannot find a diagnosis code to fit that situation. There is adverse affects of anesthesia, but this is not an adverse affect of the drug itself, just placement. Help!!!
 
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if the procedure not carried out then V64.1 or V64.2 or v64.3
if the procedure carried out with difficulty, then no dx for this

I code for an Anesthesia group. I have been getting stuck on my OB consults for patients who have had issues with past pregnancies such as difficult spinal or epidural placement. I cannot find a diagnosis code to fit that situation. There is adverse affects of anesthesia, but this is not an adverse affect of the drug itself, just placement. Help!!!
 
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