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Help w/ pregnancy DX

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    Question Help w/ pregnancy DX
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    I have an outpateint ultrasound on a mom, they found the fetus has gastroschisis. Do I code the gastroschisis, which is on the fetus, in the moms record?

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    Hello... you will not code the fetal gastroschisis (756.73- that is for the baby when he or she is born). You will use the dx code 656.83: other specified fetal and placental problems :-)

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    Thanks! OB is a weak spot for me and I am never sure how to go when I do get something out of the norm. I eventually came to the same conclusion that you gave me, but thanks so much for the help!

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    Default You're welcome
    Anytime...I code for a OBGYN practice part-time- I code anesthesia primarily, so I understand your difficulty. It can be very challenging!

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    I would use 655.83

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    I agree with the 655.83. Going by the alpha index Pregnancy management affected by gastrointestinal fetal abnormalilty brings you to 655.83.

  7. Default cjbrock
    655.83 is correct for fetal gastroschisis

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