pregnant women with non related pregancy illness

astephens

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so this has been an issue for many years and now i dont even know how to code it. pt is 32 weeks pregnant presents to urgent care for upper respiratory infection. a coder has assigned 465.9 with v22.2 :rolleyes:
 

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so this has been an issue for many years and now i dont even know how to code it. pt is 32 weeks pregnant presents to urgent care for upper respiratory infection. a coder has assigned 465.9 with v22.2 :rolleyes:
Unless the physician SPECIFICALLY states the pregnancy is incidental, it is coded as a complication of pregnancy. You would need the 648.xx code along with 465.9 as secondary.
 
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