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    I have a pt who came into the ER at 32 weeks pregnant having contractions. The pt was transferred to another facility as our facility is not equipped for obstetrics.
    Anyway, I came up with 661.93, but am unsure if this is the correct code since the dr wasn't sure if she was in labor or not.

    Thanks in advance.
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    Was the "documentation" stating the patient was having contractions? If so, I use threatened labor the 644.03 because she was 37 weeks or less. If the documentation states for example "abdominal pain" I would use use 646.83 for (other complications during pregnancy) and the symptoms documented such as 789.00 for abdominal pain.
    Barbara Liimatta-CPC

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    The Physician T-Sheet states contractions, however, the ER dictation states uterine discomfort for Admit and Final diagnosis.
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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