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    Default Emergency delivery

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    Please help me with this. We have recently closed our OB dept and had a patient come into the ER and deliver there. My question is: can we still bill the regular delivery codes or is there a different protocol if it is done this way? Same question for the baby chart. Does it matter that the patients are not inpatients?

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    It sounds like it would be the delivery only code 59409 for delivery only if it was a vaginal delivery unless the patient was a VBAC then the code would be 59612. You may have an inquiry from the insurance company but the procedure is the same regardless of the place of service. Good luck!

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