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  1. #1
    Alexandria VA/Orlando FL
    Question Can x 1
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    Hi out there!!

    Was wondering if any "more experienced OB/GYN Coder" could please explain a few things to me.....

    With delivery reports, when the MD reports CAN X1 (cord around neck), if it only is times 1 is this still considered a complication which should be reported? What code would I be using for that?

    And what is the difference between CAN X1 or CAN X2??? Does this mean how many times the cord is wrapped around the infant's neck? I am really confused, so I need all the help I can get to make sure I am coding correctly.


    T.Cruz, CPC

  2. #2
    Cord around the Neck can be coded, but only on the baby's Chart not the mothers.

    Other compression of umbilical cord 762.5
    Includes the following
    Cord around neck , Entanglement of Cord, Knot in Cord, Torsion of cord

  3. #3
    Alexandria VA/Orlando FL
    So if the cord entanglement was the reason for the c-section, I still cannot use that on the charge for the delivery?

    I just want to be certain that I get this.....

    T.Cruz, CPC

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