AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: pregnancy complications

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Exclamation pregnancy complications

    AAPC: Back to School
    I attended a seminar last fall taught by another CPC-H, who stated that if a pregnant patient comes in with a non-pregnancy related condition, and the physician does not state that the pregnancy is incidental, you should assign 648.93, followed by the condition. Her rationale was that the pregnancy affects the treatment plan. 648.93 is a "nonobstetric"condition affecting management of pregnancy. Our consultant does not agree. Any input is appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    This is the way the guidelines have you do it and it is correct. Not everything will be 648.93 there are other 4th digits to use as well. But the guidelines are clear that it is the providers responsibility to state that the condition being treated is not afftecting the management of the pregnancy. What does you consultant give as a rationale?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

Similar Threads

  1. Complications of Pregnancy billing for ICD-9
    By ollielooya in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 11:17 AM
  2. complications of pregnancy
    By alices in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-15-2012, 06:12 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2010, 01:05 PM
  4. Complications during pregnancy
    By kbarron in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-17-2008, 10:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.