Results 1 to 2 of 2

Post-op Complications

  1. #1
    Charm City - Baltimore
    Default Post-op Complications
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello -

    Patient presents in office 4 days after delivery with complaints of edema in UE and LE. Delivery was complicated by placenta acreeta. Physician notes there was "massive intraoperative volume load for resucitation." During pregnancy patient had history of gestational DM, hypothyroidism.

    I think that this is a complication and therefore outside the Global. I thought that the Global OB package was for normal pregnancy/normal delivery - but I am new to OB and second-guessing myself.

    So would these complications to the pregnancy in this scenario fall within the Global Package or would it be a separate E/M visit?

    Thank you!
    Crystal, CPC, CCS-P

  2. #2
    I would for sure consider that a complication and bill and e and M code. I always ask myself, is this something that would happen with a normal delivery or is this a normal postpartum condition that most people get routinely? So in this case I would bill and E and M code. Depending on the documentation you could use 646.14?

Similar Threads

    By in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-06-2012, 06:56 AM
  2. post op complications
    By MarineMom1 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2010, 01:26 PM
  3. post op complications and -24
    By karrot57 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 09:20 AM
  4. post-op complications
    By DLundquist in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2008, 08:47 AM
  5. Post Op Complications
    By KIMBERLY44 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 01:49 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.