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    Question Looking for a Diagnosis Code

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    How would you code this issue?
    Patient presents to OB for followup from the ER, the provider in ER perfomed a
    US that showed gestational sac, yolk sac, but no cardiac activity. The patient was referred to OB and the OB provider performs a second US which revealed a normal pregnancy. Should a code for no cardiac activity or the findings a normal pregnancy be coded.


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    Look at code 659.73 and see if you like that. This I think would work for your situation.

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    Alexandria Minnesota Chapter


    I agree with 659.73 (Non-reassuring fetal heart rate or rhythm is listed under this code). I would also suggest looking at V89.09 Other suspected maternal and fetal condition not found. This tells more of 'the story'.

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