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    Question delivery when at 19 weeks?

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    My supervisor asked me to post this question. I have a case of a 30 year old pregnant woman with twins, 19 weeks. Baby A is delivered and lives for 15 minutes. Twin B in uterus and mother is transported to another hospital and possible cerclage. The patient is self pay. We want to be sure that we can bill a 59409 in this case for the delivery of twin A. The mother did not receive her prenatal care with our docs. I have read on the site
    http://forum.taylorbilling.com/phpBB...topic.php?t=95 that if an infant is live born, a delivery code may be billed regardless of gestational age. I just would like verification on our AAPC site, please? Anyone?

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    Yes you can as the baby was live born and it was delivered vaginally.

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