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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Reader Question:

Don't Forget New ICD-9 2012 Codes Start Oct. 1

Question: I know October 1, 2011 is the start date for the latest ICD-9 codes, but I don't remember the ob-gyn codes. Could you remind me? California Subscriber Answer: First of all, the following new codes for ICD-9-2012 reflect early spontaneous labor with a planned cesarean delivery: 649.81 (Onset [spontaneous] of labor after 37 completed weeks of gestation but before 39 completed weeks gestation, with delivery by [planned] cesarean section, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition) 649.82 (Onset [spontaneous] of labor after 37 completed weeks of gestation but before 39 completed weeks gestation, with delivery by [planned] cesarean section, delivered, with mention of postpartum complication) You will also have two more specific options for vaginal mesh. They are: 629.31 (Erosion of implanted vaginal mesh and other prosthetic materials to surrounding organ or tissue); and 629.32 (Exposure of implanted vaginal mesh and other prosthetic materials into vagina). If a [...]