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Old 04-16-2009, 03:11 PM
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Question Nonreactive NST

Can someone please help me with this: A patient present to OB triage with complaints of contractions. She was put on the monitor and was found to have a nonreactive NST. My boss said I should use a baby ICD-9 Only I think is a V89.09 or 655.70 with CPT 76815-26.


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Old 04-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default nonreactive NST dx

Take a look at 659.73- Abnormality in feral heart rate or rhythm (non-reassuring fetal heart rate or rhythm).
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:03 PM
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Sounds like this is just a labor check. If the patient is far from delivering it could be threatened labor 644.13 and the NST is 59025-26 if this was done in the hospital and no -26 if done in the office with your equipment.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:25 PM
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Default non reactive nst

use 659.73. The NST can be non-reactive but the baby's movement may not be decreased.

NST's are looking at the baby's heart rate with activity.
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