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    Default 59812 versus 59820

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    Can anyone out there tell me what is the difference between these two cpt codes. A patient was dx with MAB (632) and had a d&c (59820). Two weeks after that she came back because there were still products of conception left. Do I still use 59820 or 59812? Please help.

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    The presenting encounter is for Incomplete abortion of the previous missed abortion. The missed abotion becomes only a history.
    So, it is incomplete abortion now and you would code only 59812 for this encounter , if surgically completed now again

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