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    Your 996.32 is for a mechanical complication of the device, meaning it malfunctioned cause the pain.. in the OCt 1 2012 guidelines the provider must state the cause and effect relationship meaning he would have say the pelvic pain is due to a malfunction of the IUD. Your note says the IUD was malpositioned, is that a device failure? or a surgical failure? In any event if the device failed then add the E code E878.9 to show no misadventure at the time of the procedure. You are coding for a removal of an impacted foreign body, your note says a malpositioned IUD, therefoe you have to go with the 58301 . I did look and did not find a CCI edit for 58555 with the 58301, please double check this and if there is none then code both.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    After giving it a second thought and rereading your note you did say it was embedded in the uterine wall I do agree with the use of 58562 as the procedure code and no to the 58301 sorry for any confusion there.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    After giving it a second thought and rereading your note you did say it was embedded in the uterine wall I do agree with the use of 58562 as the procedure code and no to the 58301 sorry for any confusion there.
    And I see the use for the E code in this circumstance! I have never used E codes in OB/Gyn coding so this is very interesting! Thanks for the lesson...it is a good day when I learn something new!
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Thanks for your feedback. The code I'm concerned about is 995.3 Allergy, unspecified. Does it need an E code? Most of the time, the documentation doesn't say what caused the allergy

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    can you give all of the note concerning the the issue? I can think of a dozen different E codes but each one for a different scenario.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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