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    Default Spontaneous Abortion

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    I have a case where the OB "delivered fetus/sac/placenta" - dx = complete abortion, cervical incompetance. The patient was 13.3 weeks pregnant. My first thought was to bill just an e/m code, but I am wondering if that is correct. There is no mention of a D&C. I have never come across this before and am hoping someone can guide me a bit.
    I appreciate your help!
    -Thank you

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    Apr 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho


    According to cpt "for medical treatment of a spontaneous complete abortion, any trimester, see 99201-99233." Hope that helps!
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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