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    I also posted this in OB but I was hoping for a quick answer so I am posting here as well. Our hospital closed our OB department a year ago. A patient came in and delivered in the ER. Can you still code mom/baby chart as you would before? Does it matter that the patients are not inpatients?

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    Unless the ED doc has followed the patient, the delivery code 59409 would be the appropriate code. No E & M would be coded.
    For the infant, our ED usually has the Peds Dr in for the exam
    Hope this helps
    Anne
    Last edited by ashack63; 05-13-2010 at 04:59 PM. Reason: keystroke error

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    Thanks so much, Anne, but I actually meant the ICD-9 codes. Sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne1607 CPC CEDC View Post
    Unless the ED doc has followed the patient, the delivery code 59400 would be the appropriate code. No E & M would be coded.
    For the infant, our ED usually has the Peds Dr in for the exam
    Hope this helps
    Anne
    That code says including the antepartum and postpardum care as well and that is not the case. The patients were immediately transferred to another hospital where the patients doctor was located. Are you sure you think that is the appropriate code?

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    You are absolutely correct - I should proof read before I post
    Anne

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