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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Zero In on These Dx for Ob Hepatic Function Studies

Question: A physician wants to order hepatic function studies on her OB patient. Only symptom the patient has is pruritus. Would these diagnosis codes be appropriate: O99.713, L29.9, Z3A.32? New Hampshire Contributor Answer: Yes, you can report O99.713 (Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue complicating pregnancy, third trimester), L29.9 (Pruritus, unspecified), and Z3A.32 (32 weeks gestation of pregnancy). However, make sure [...]