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Stop Time for L&D Epidural

Question: We’re having trouble agreeing on the correct stop time for an epidural used during deliver. Is it the time of delivery, placenta delivery time, or the time the catheter is removed? New Jersey Subscriber  Answer: The code most often reported for labor and delivery epidurals is 01967 (Neuraxial labor analgesia/anesthesia for planned vaginal delivery [this includes any repeat subarachnoid needle placement [...]


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