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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Be Sure To Include How Long Service Took For Modifiers 52, 53

Question: My ob-gyn attempted hysteroscopic D&C but “after 40 minutes of attempting to find the cervical os, it became clear that the patient’s cervical os was completely stenotic and the vagina was atrophic and this procedure would not be possible even under anesthesia. So, decision was made to abort the procedure.” How should I report this? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: You should bill [...]



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