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    Default Hysterectomy 4 hours after C section

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    Doc performed C section and BTL. 4 hours later, he had to do an emergency hysterectomy.

    Is this still the add on code of 59525?

    Thanks in advance,

    Rhonda Green, CPC

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    Yes, The instruction notes tell you to use this code in conjunction with the delivery code you are using. You would need to report the c-section/BTL and the hysterectomy being sure to show the medical necessity of the hysterectomy in the diagnosis codes you use.

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