Results 1 to 3 of 3

Fetal laceration during c-section

  1. Default Fetal laceration during c-section
    Medical Coding Books
    Need help with appropriate dx codes for accidental laceration to baby's thigh during c-section. Received this rejection message after filing the claim: DIAGNOSIS CODE REQUIRES ACCIDENT CODE. Is this a reference to an E-code? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Location
    Salt Lake Chapter
    Posts
    16
    Default
    Yes, they are asking for an E code to describe the external cause
    Michelle Suitor, CPC, CEC
    PM Billing & Consulting, LLC
    Past President Salt Lake Chapter
    Michelle@PMMedicalbilling.com

  3. #3
    Location
    International Member
    Posts
    26
    Default Birth Injury
    We can code.

    767.8 Other specified birth trauma and
    E870.0 Accidental cut, puncture, perforation, or hemorrhage during surgical operation
    Thanks
    Thyagarajan Munuswamy CPC CCS

    "Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success".
    ABDUL KHALAM - Former President of INDIA

Similar Threads

  1. Fetal U/S
    By amylis1 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-06-2013, 11:41 AM
  2. C-Section delivery twins one fetal demise
    By bschulte1973 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-09-2011, 10:25 AM
  3. diagnosis section vs plan section
    By tdsmitchell in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 01:14 PM
  4. Intraoperative Consult with Frozen section and Permanent Section - Is it acceptable t
    By csalazar26 in forum Pathology & Clinical Laboratory
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 12:37 PM
  5. Radiology Section vs Medicine Section
    By domress in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 12:04 PM

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?

Login

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.