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    Default Coding questions from students in a small colleg

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    Hi Everyone

    I am an instructor for a small college and for a project my students' have come up with some questions. Here is one:

    The patient is admitted to the hospital in labor at 33 weeks. She has a know twim pregnance. She has premature rupture of her membranes and goes on to deliver twin boys. On the second day after delivery, she develops a pulmonary embolism.

    Could someone please tell them how to code this one.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Beth Sanders, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    for the day of delivery you will go to the chapter 11 codes and cod ehte premature rupture with a 5th digit of delivered, with a V27.x code to indicate the birth status of the babies. On the second day you code a chapter 11 code as she is in the post partum timeframe this is coded as a post partum complication and use the appropriate 5th didt to show delivered status. I am sorry but my books are not with me at this time.. they are lost in the airline system somewhere! I hope I get them back!!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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