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Labor and Delivery Anesthesia Help Needed!

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    Hello Everyone,

    I need some help with Labor and Delivery coding, as this is new to our office.

    Is it possible to be on an epidural anesthetic while in-house for L&D for 18 hours?

    Code 01967 (75 units) was submited for seberate billing by the Anesthesiologist. He gave a time of 3:30 -22:10. Would 75 units be correct? The vaginal delivery was changed to a C-section at 22:33, should an additional code 01968 be used also?

    Please help!


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    Yes 01968 is an add on code.
    Use 01968 in conjunction with 01967, when the patient had been followed by cesarean delivery.

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