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    Hi! Just need some help on how to code a patient who had a c section and 2 days later had to have surgery again because the wound separated?

    Would this be a reimbursable surgery or is it considered part of the postpartum?

    i appreciate any help!

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Would need to see op note
    For accurate responses to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative note.

    I wouldneed to see the op note to be sure, but it is possible that you may have a billable procedure. Look at 12020, 12021 or 13160. As always this depends on documentation

    And don't forget your modifier ...

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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