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    Our midwives poses a question....
    They sometimes stay 24+ hours with their patients until the baby is delivered. Some other provider told them they could bill for prolonged care, but I don't think so. Isn't is just part of the global package? I'm not sure and was hoping there was an expert out there.

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    prolonged care codes are to be used with evaluation and management codes, if the mid wife is charging the delivery, than no, you may not bill this service.

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