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Billing Antepartum Care

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    Howdy All,
    We are having a discusion on how antepartum visits should be sent to insurances.
    I have been told that when billing the antepartum care you need to list out every date of service(one dos on its own line charge). Then I was told that you list one line charge with the to and from dates with the quantity of those dates. Which is correct. I know Medicaid requires you list out each date of service. What is the rule for cimmercial insurances?
    Anita Hudson, CPC
    Scott and White Bryan/College Station

  2. #2
    Kansas City, MO
    Most commercial carriers follow CPT guidelines. You would only bill out antepartum care if you didn't provide the global service, which includes the delivery and postpartum care. If you have a patient that you only see for up to 3 antepartum visits, you bill out each visit as an E/M code. If the patient is seen for 4-6 antepartum visits you would simply bill 59425, once. If the patient is seen for 7 or more you bill 59426, once. Granted, you only bill these if you did not provide the global service.
    Angela Jordan, CPC, COBGC, AAPC Fellow
    Senior Managing Consultant
    Medical Revenue Solutions, LLC
    AAPC National Advisory Board - Southwest
    AAPCCA BOD Chair 2012-2013

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