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Encounter for Betamethasone

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    What DX would you use for injection for Betamethsaone, patient is pregnant and given for fetal lung maturation.

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    Betamethasone is generally administered as prophylactic measure for fetal lung maturation. I would go with the code Z29.8 (Encounter for other specified prophylactic measures).
    B.Pharma, CPC-H

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    Columbia, MO
    There must be an issue with the fetus or the pregnancy prompting this procedure. You will need to code either a complication of pregnancy or suspected fetal problem in pregnancy code for example,

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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