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Delivery question...HELP please.

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    I have had two patients recently RN delivers baby.
    Dr. comes in delivers placenta and will see pt for post partum.

    I am throwing around the idea of billing
    59400 - 52modifier
    I have checked this modifier is appropriate on the cpt per code
    I would like to use that because the Dr did provider prenatal, deliver of only placenta and will provide post partum.

    I understand the idea of billing only 59414 delivery of placenta and post partum codes, then we would need to go back and capture prenatal care as well. When I read the coders desk reference for 59414 it states that is a delivery of a retained placenta. The paragraph out of the coders desk reference deters me from wanting ot use this code.


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    You can't bill the delivery code unless the physician performs the delivery. You should bill the postpartum care 59430 and the antepartum visits.
    Anastasia, CPC, CASCC, COBGC

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