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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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When Injury Is Ob, Use 59899

Question: Our ob-gyn repaired a vaginal laceration for a patient who is two weeks postpartum and came in bleeding profusely. What would be the most appropriate code to use for this? New Jersey subscriber Answer: The only code you can use is 59899 (Unlisted procedure, maternity care and delivery). You cannot use another code, because this was not a non-ob injury to [...]