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    We had a patient that had postpartum hemorrhage after a cesarean section for a complete posterior placenta previa. Our doctor placed a Bakri balloon and vaginal packing. Any suggestions on which CPT code to use??? Thanks!

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    Question Removal of Bakri Balloon

    How about the removal of the Bakri Balloon, if performed as a return to the OR on the following day? Is it separately reportable or included in the placement of the Balloon?
    Last edited by Dstokes; 11-11-2010 at 10:10 AM.

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    If at all a new report allowed I would like to assign 59200 which makes it more applicable.

    But if under cesarean global period, PPH is a related procedure of cesarean delivery and it is under global and needs to append -78 to the original procedure.

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    Does anyone know a comparable procedure fpr placement of Bakri balloon post SVD?

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    we are using 59160 as a comparable code for the 59899 bakri balloon placement, ours is post C-section though

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