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    Hey gang....I have just taken over billing for our hospital pathologist. This is a totally new area for me and for my staff. We are stumped on how to bill a "normal placenta." Any suggestions?

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    Frederick, MD


    Code the reason the placenta was sent to you.....ie:
    c-section primary 669.71
    c-section other than prim 654.21
    Meconium 656.81
    generic 656.71 or 656.91

    Make sure you add the icd9 for multiples as well.
    Always Seeking

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    New Orleans, LA


    If it is a third trimester placenta that was examined and diagnosed, it is 88307 regardless of findings.

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