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    Default Help with dx for Post abortion pain

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    Patient came into the ER for Headache, bump on face, and abdominal cramping. (Pt had a therapeutic abortion prior to ER visit)
    Final dx is migraine, cheek carbuncle, and postabortion pain.

    For the postabortion pain can I code post operative pain or can I code from the 639 series (Complications following abortion and ectopic and molar pregnancies)?

    Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Jefferson County

    Default Post Abortion Pain

    You might want to query the doctor on this. But, if it shows in the notes and this is a diagnosis that was given then I would say yes you could. Is this what the abdomen pain is from. Does documentation back it up. If not then I would also code for the abdomen pain.

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    I went with 639.8 with the abdominal pain also.



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