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    Default Perinatal diagnosis codes

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    Can the diagnosis code 765.23 (25-26 completed weeks of gestation) be used for a 3 month-old patient or is the use limited to patients in the first 28 days following birth?
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    The code is marked as newborn so that would no longer apply after 28 days.

    Laura, CPC

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