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    Default Newborn Coding Question BUT Delivery related!

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    Can someone tell me if there are any additional diags, beside the "v" code, to be reported for the NEWBORN'S coding? (healthy full term infant)

    Also--if there were issues of fetal distress due to cord compression (again, baby is FINE!) do those get reported? if so--how? and where? (on whose billing?)



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    Apr 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho


    If the delivery was not normal (dx 650) due to fetal distress from cord compression, then this delivery was not normal, and you would code the dx code from the 660-669 range. All outcome of deliveries are from the V code series.
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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