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OB Ultrasound Screening

  1. #1
    Springfield, MO
    Default OB Ultrasound Screening
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    I work in a radiologists office and I am needing assistance with the correct ICD-9 to use when an OB ultrasound is done and the reason for exam is:

    If you go to ICD-9 and go to screening, it leads you to V82.89 for anomaly, congenital. However, there is a group of codes under screening that read as antenatal screening, of mother. The argument is that we should not use the V28 codes in this case as they are suspecting an abnormality in the mother. Would someone with expertise in this area please help? Please let me know what documentation supports your reasoning, thank you!

  2. #2
    How about 649.63 (Uterine size date discrepancy)?
    Christina Lee Wagner, CPC, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Springfield, MO
    I don't know if I could use that because it is not a confirmed diagnosis?

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