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18 week fetal demise delivered vaginally

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    Question 18 week fetal demise delivered vaginally
    Medical Coding Books
    I have a question on how to code a vaginal delivery @ 18 wks.

    Pt presents w/bleeding, 4cm w/SROM when she arrived.

    Baby A delivered vaginally, placenta delivered 10 minutes later, Baby B delivered vaginally, placenta was delivered spontaneously w/administration of 400 mg Cytotec PO. Both fetus non-viable.

    I know you can not code a delivery because she was not 20 wks. I am thinking that all I can bill out is an E/M code.

    (She was seen for 4 prenatal visits in the office)

    Thanks in advance!

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    if the patient is seen 4+ times you can bill for the 59425, antepartum care 4-6 visits. In the case that the patient had three or less office visits at that time you would bill out individual office visits. Hope this helps!

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    Would I bill anything for the hospital visit for the delivery?

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    Columbus, OH
    Hi Mary
    I've got the same situation today .... a 17 week delivery non-viable. I have an ACOG chart that indicates to use E/M code prior to 20 weeks 0 days. Likely the Subsequent Hospital Care E/M.

    I would bill the antepartum on a separate claim.


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    Thank you! That's what I was thinking.

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