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    I have just been asked a question about which CPT code you would use to bill for a patient who was brought to L&D 11 hours after delivery. Patient put under anesthesia. 800cc of clot expressed. Explored uterus, found to have a hemorrage in the uterus, hemorrage repaired, bleeding stable, Balloon tamponade placed within the uterus. Later 100cc of clot expressed.

    Any pointers in any possible directions with the given information?

    Michelle
    Last edited by mrssnail; 05-01-2007 at 09:48 AM.
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    Anyone with any ideas? It was a vaginal delivery and the patient was taken back to have a repair of the laceration to the uterus under anesthesia with placement of the tamponade. I have found that this is recommended for hemorrhages to the uterus but I still cannot settle on a code. Maybe 59350 and the placement of the tamponade is part of the procedure? Help please.
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    Michelle Wood, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    2016 AAPC Columbus, Ohio Chapter President
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