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    Default Fetal cleft lip

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    We recently saw a woman who was pregnant and the fetus had a cleft lip. As plastic surgery, we consulted with her regarding treatment options for when her baby was born. How is this coded??


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    Default Fetal Cleft Lip

    We see this in our office quite often. We bill and E&M visit for the visit with Mom & Dad with a diagnosis code of 655.83. Be sure your physician documents the time spent in counseling so you choose the appropriate code. Often in our visits we will show Mom & Dad how to use the Haberman feeder.
    Susan Ward, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
    AAPC ICD-10 Expert Trainer

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    Thanks so much! I really appreciate it.

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