AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: OB complications

  1. #1

    Default OB complications

    AAPC: Back to School

    In the situation where a Family Practice physician who performs OB services and runs into complications and requests the OB to come in and handle their remaining care...how does the OB receive reimbursement for their services when the FP is billing for the "global pregnancy" ? It seems unfair that they would not get any reimbursement for the work they did. I am not familiar with OB specific coding and am unaware of how the OB would code for their services. Please advise.

    Thanks for your help

  2. #2


    If the FP is still seeing the patient for her pregnancy, then they bill the global and the OB is the specialist, and when this happens for our practice, we bill E/M for the visits. If the care is transferred to the OB completely, then each practice would use the correct partial global codes to cover their services.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    How about if Dr. A admits patient to hospital(this is provider that has taken care of patient throughout pregnancy and after care) expecting a vaginal delivery, does fetal monitoring during labor, decides to call Dr B in for consult. Then Dr B performs a C-Section due to complications with Dr. A assisting. My question is how would this charge be billed for Dr A and Dr B?

    And the 59050 is for Fetal monitoring during labor by "consulting physician"? It is suggested this be billed for Dr. A I am just having a hard time grasping this. Seeings Dr. A is the initial Doc I am just confused??? Any suggestions helpful.

Similar Threads

  1. post op complications
    By solocoder in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-26-2015, 11:05 AM
  2. Post-op Complications
    By CrysLednum in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2011, 05:42 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2010, 01:05 PM
  4. Postpartum Complications
    By tnscoder in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 04:19 PM
  5. risk of complications
    By mstyus in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 01:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.