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Outpatient Maternity Observation

  1. Default Outpatient Maternity Observation
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    Hello. a pregnant mom presents for contractions...she is put on a fetal monitor (NST), given betamethasone injection and has a vaginal screening or evaluation to check for dialation, maybe some labs, she stays for a few hours for monitoring. how would this be coded? Little debate on how we are doing it now and what it probably should be going forward. Thanks!

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    Dumb question.....How were you coding it previously?

  3. Default Maternity oupatient billing
    We are currently billing 59025 for the NST, and then the old observation codes 99234 for the 4 hours of observation or what the unit declares observation. sorry about that

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