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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Evaluate How You Report Ectopic Pregnancies

Question: My ob-gyn did a diagnostic laparoscopy, an exploratory laparotomy, and a cornual resection for an ectopic pregnancy. I have the laparoscopic procedures figured out, but what is the code for the cornual resection?  Kentucky Subscriber Answer: If the ob-gyn performed the cornual resection through an open incision, you should report 59136 (Surgical treatment of ectopic pregnancy; interstitial, uterine pregnancy with partial [...]