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Elective C-Section Coding

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    We have a patient who is 20 weeks along in her first pregnancy and has requested a c-section due to her fear of having a vaginal delivery. Our docs have decided to do the c-section per patient request however we want to make sure we code this correctly when she does deliver. Wouldn't we still code this as a term pregnancy when she does deliver and just make sure the patient is aware that her insurance may not cover the c-section without medical necessity?

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    Albany, New York
    Sounds like you've covered it.....
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    What about dx code 669.71 Cesarean delivery without indication delivered with or without antepartum condition?

    Julie D

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