Results 1 to 2 of 2

Billing units for CPT 59050

  1. Default Billing units for CPT 59050
    Medical Coding Books
    I'm hoping someone could help me with the number of units to use for CPT 59050. Is is suppose to be 1 unit per date of service or do the units pertain to time, i.e 7 hours would be 7 units? Thanks

  2. #2
    Default Suzanne H, CPC SLC UT CHAPTER
    In reviewing the coding Companion for OB/GYN 2009 edition, the code does not state the time, other than "the procedure is supervised during labor until delivery", so I believe you can only bill once after the electrode is attached to the fetus' scalp until it is either removed or the baby is delivered.

    It may be billable again if the circumstances are such that the monitoring is done on day 1, removed, no delivery and then day 2 is reattached and the fetus is delivered. but I have not seen that particular circumstance to know.

    Hope that helps a little

Similar Threads

  1. Use of 59050
    By in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2014, 12:01 PM
  2. Clarification of billing CPT code & units
    By Merilee Silverstein in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2013, 05:37 AM
  3. # of units per CPT code
    By nanp in forum Job Postings
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-22-2008, 08:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.