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    Question postpartum cholelithiasis
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    How do you look up 3 months postpartum Cholelithiasis in the alphabetic index? I see where it takes you to the 648 code but it should take you to the 674 code. Help!

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    The postpartum global period isn't 90 days, it's 6 weeks from delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thouvenel View Post
    The postpartum global period isn't 90 days, it's 6 weeks from delivery.
    It would be the 648.94 since this is a current condition that occurred in the postpartum timeframe where the 674 codes are for complications that due to the pregnancy occurring in the postpartum timeframe. It is correct that 6 weeks is the normal postpartum timeframe. However it can be longer than six weeks if the physician specifically documents the condition as postpartum condition. If it is not documented as a postpartum condition then you code just cholelithiasis.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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