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    Default Spon Abortion with L & D, Fetal Demise 22 wks and 18 wks

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    Can someone please clarify how to code these 2 scenerios:

    22 wks, spontaneous abort with labor and delivery
    18 wks, spontaneous abort with labor and delivery

    Admission and discharge the same day........

    Dx 656.41

    Last edited by thouse; 06-29-2009 at 07:40 AM.

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    Per ACOG, over 20wks gest. you would bill the delivery with postpartum, along with separate antepartum visits. Under 20 wks gest. you would bill 59820-59821 depending on the trimester, with separate antepartum visits.

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