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    Default Urgent: Preterm labor followed by delivery question

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    As I said in one other post, I rarely do OB but am "filling in" and sooo appreciate the great support & help, TY!!!

    Anyway, in a case where an habitual aborter presents in preterm labor (at 27 weeks) but ends up delivering a healthy baby via c-section 9without complications)--what is the correct principal diag??

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    Apr 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho


    The primary dx would be preterm labor because techinally the 650 dx is for a normal vaginal delivery, full term. This pt presented for delivery early.
    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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