ICD-10 Early pregnancy loss

dbolivar1

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Patient 12 wks. 4days pregnant sent to OBT for no heart tones. Diagnosis is Early pregnancy loss, no cardiac activity on the bedside US. Would the DX be O02.1- missed abortion?


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Cmama12

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Hi, yes it appears to be a missed abortion but I would go back to the provider and let them know that "early pregnancy loss" is not a codeable term. Looking in the Index, under Loss , Pregnancy, only refers to recurrent loss, and I didn't find the term loss under Pregnancy. You shouldn't have to extrapolate
 

dbolivar1

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Hi, yes it appears to be a missed abortion but I would go back to the provider and let them know that "early pregnancy loss" is not a codeable term. Looking in the Index, under Loss , Pregnancy, only refers to recurrent loss, and I didn't find the term loss under Pregnancy. You shouldn't have to extrapolate
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