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Uterine contractions (discomfort)

  1. Exclamation Uterine contractions (discomfort)
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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.

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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.

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