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    I just want a second opinion on how to code a delivery of twins. The first twin was born vaginal and the second twin was born c-section due to complications. How would I could this as the anesthesiologist?

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    i am going to agree with the anesthesia codes used...however, i think i would need a bit more information from you in order to code the deliveries. if second child had to be born by c-section because of complications then you would need to code that delivery/pregnancy with a complication code (ie. shoulder dystocia, malposition, umbilical cord c/o.....) tammy

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    Default Anesthesia Coding for a delivery

    I agree, in general, with the codes 01967 and 01968. The only thing I would add is that the codes you use may depend on the carrier. Many carriers have different requirements for labor turned c-section. For instance, I code charges for several different states and each medicaid program has a different set of guidelines for this situation. So, the best thing to do is to check with the carrier.

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