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Kimberley

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Pt has both a TV and pelvic OB US performed...order states ? viability.

Impression reads: There is evidence for a blighted ovum and a nonviable pregnancy.

What dx code would be applicable?
 

meenal

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ICD-9 code for blighted ovum is 631. Since there was a finding related to the chief complaint of viability you would code the finding.

You should code the exam as an OB US with the 631.
 

meenal

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you are right. The word evidence does make it a not codeable condition. I totally missed that!! I would go with Missed abortion as the dx due to the words of non-viable preganancy.
 
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