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654.20 v. 654.21

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    Default 654.20 v. 654.21
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    Patient delivers via c-section following previous c-section. Anesthesia administered. According to documentation no mention of antepartum or postpartum condition is noted. Which code would you use to be most accurate as far as this procedure: 654.20 or 654.21

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    654.21 because you state delivered. The 5th digit of "1" = delivererd without mention of postpartum complication. FYI - the 5th digit of "0" = unspecified.

    Julie, CPC

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