Yes as such with the available codes , the payers are correct to incorporate the laceration procedure into the global code 59410
59410- For vaginal Delivery and postpartum care, with or without episiotomy and /OR forceps. This statement clearly describes that it includes episiotomy,forceps.
EPISIOTOMY means clean incisional cut made on the perineum including the layers of the vagina.
But in your case, it is laceration 3-4th degree.
I do not find any CPT OBSTETRICAL code separately for 3rd degree or 4th/complete perineal tear (obstetrical). There are codes for nonobstetrical. You would not be allowed to go for 12041, because in 3-4th degree all the layers of vagina and mucosa of rectum and anal sphincter (4th degree) are involved, additionally it is an obstetrical injury.
You can append -22 and support with the diagnosis codes for the 3-4th degree perineal laceration/Tear. 664.x series .depending upon the tissues involved.
I too feel as with available codes , 59410 includes all degrees of tear just sharing with/ without the episiotomy /or forceps.
Well whenn forceps application and delivery is incorporated inthis code, well, it is fair enough that laceration degrees are also included in this global code
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