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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Start Memorizing This Pregnancy Code In Place of V22.2

Don’t overlook this Excludes1 notation. When a patient reports to your practice and is pregnant, but the complaint she is being seen for is documented as “incidental” to the pregnancy, you will report this code along with a code outside of the obstetric complications chapter of ICD-10-CM that signifies the complaint. ICD-9-CM Code: Right now, you should be reporting V22.2 [...]