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Intrauterine growth retardation

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    What ICD-9 CM would be used for a pregnant mother who has a fetus that has "intrauterine growth retardation"?

    764.90 states it is "never for use on the materal record so I figure it should be a code from category 655 "known or suspected fetal abnormality affecting management of mother" or category 656 " other known or suspected fetal and placental problems affecting management of mother".

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    656.53 Poor fetal growth, affecting management of mother, antepartum

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    I think the correct code is 656.53...

    Nalini CPC

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