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    Is it correct that you may only bill for episiotmy laceration repair after delivery for third and fourth degree lacerations more extensive lacerations complex repairs when billing separately with delivery???????

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    Is it correct that you may only bill for episiotmy laceration repair after delivery for third and fourth degree lacerations more extensive lacerations complex repairs when billing separately with delivery???????
    help please

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    Yes, that is normally the case. The documentation of the repair needs to clearly reflected in the operative report. You would use the integumentary repair codes for the 3rd or 4th degree repair, or even an anoplasty if the documentation supports it.
    Angela Jordan, CPC, COBGC, AAPC Fellow
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    Thanks for your help!! so you would agree that 1st and 2nd degree repairs should not be coded separate it part of the delivery package ?

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    Yes, I agree, anything less then a 3rd degree repair is part of the delivery.
    Angela Jordan, CPC, COBGC, AAPC Fellow
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    Medical Revenue Solutions, LLC
    AAPC National Advisory Board - Southwest
    AAPCCA BOD Chair 2012-2013
    angela@medicalrevenuesolutions.com

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    you've been a great help thanks so much!!!!!!!!!

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