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pregnancy and fall

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    If a woman who is pregant falls and comes to the ER with a contusion. Is this a complication of pregnancy? Documentation is very sparse, no they do not say pregnancy is incidental. So would this be a 646.83? and then the contusion ?

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    It is ALWAYS a complication of pregnancy unless the doctor specifically states it is not so you would be correct.

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    Default Pregnancy and fall
    Thank you

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    In our radiology billing office when we have a pregnant patient come in and they have fallen or had an accident, etc, we use 648.93. The reasoning is because a fall/trauma/accident brought them in to examined.

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