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    Default Postpartum dilation and evacuation

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    Patient delivered 10 days prior to the D&E. According to CPT manual this should be coded as 59841 - Induced abortion. She did not abort, but delivered and needed the D&E for 'Postpartum hemorrhage due to retained placental fragments'.

    Is this the correct code?

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    59160 is the correct code for postpartum D & Curettage. support with ICD Code for Retained placetal tissues

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    Thank you for the fast response.

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