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Coding for Vaginal Delivery + Emergency Hysterectomy

Question: I’m coding for an urgent hysterectomy following vaginal delivery. The anesthesiologist administered an epidural for the vaginal delivery from 01:30 to 09:41 and general anesthesia for the hysterectomy from 09:42 to 12:29. Can I report 01967 and 01962? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: The best coding tactic will depend on the insurer. Some insurance companies require a break of at least [...]

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