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  1. #1
    Default Ob Us
    Medical Coding Books
    Pt has both a TV and pelvic OB US performed...order states ? viability.

    Impression reads: There is evidence for a blighted ovum and a nonviable pregnancy.

    What dx code would be applicable?

  2. #2
    Columbus, Ohio
    ICD-9 code for blighted ovum is 631. Since there was a finding related to the chief complaint of viability you would code the finding.

    You should code the exam as an OB US with the 631.

  3. #3
    Even with the word EVIDENCE??

  4. #4
    Columbus, Ohio
    you are right. The word evidence does make it a not codeable condition. I totally missed that!! I would go with Missed abortion as the dx due to the words of non-viable preganancy.

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