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C-section, closed, return to surgery, hysterectomy

  1. Question C-section, closed, return to surgery, hysterectomy
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    My Dr performed a C-section. The patient was noted to have uterine atony at the time. The Dr closed the C-section. Later, but same day, the patient was bleeding and the Dr opened her previous wound and did a hysterectomy. Do I code this with 59525 or because he had to open the patient again, do I use 58150-78?

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    Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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    Thanks, Tesja!

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