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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Preterm Labor Codes 644.00 And 644.03 Transition to New O60.0-Options

Don’t overlook these Includes notes. Preterm labor is labor that begins more than three weeks before the patient expects to deliver her baby but after the 20th week of pregnancy. Contractions may cause the cervix to open earlier than normal. Notice that there is no ICD-9-CM code for preterm labor with delivery. You would code that situation with 644.2x. Currently, [...]