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C-section and still born

  1. #1
    Richmond, Virginia
    Default C-section and still born
    Medical Coding Books

    I just need to confirm that I am correct in billing this scenario.

    We have a patient that we followed for the last part of her pregnancy-she transfered to our practice from another practice............. Hx of previous c-section and diabetes. hx of poorly controlled diabetes, she is 35weeks and 5days... She called and stated that her blood sugars were not reading on the meter and that she had decreased fetal movement for the past 24-48hrs, she was asked to come to the hospital.....when she arrived at the hospital fetal demise was discovered.
    A c-section was preformed...the baby was stillborn-Are my codes correct:

    V27.1 OR 779.9 ?

    Thanks for any help you can give me!!!


  2. #2
    Greeley, Colorado
    Default V27.1
    779.9 would be for the baby, not mom and you are coding for mom.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  3. #3
    Richmond, Virginia
    Thanks so much!

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