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Refer to Global Period For Status Post Abortion Visits

Question: One of our physicians recently saw a patient who had had an abortion. What diagnosis codes do I use for status post abortion to support this visit? Nevada Subscriber  Answer: An abortion is typically coded using the appropriate diagnosis code from the code range, 634-638 (Other pregnancy with abortive outcome). The appropriate code within that range will depend, in part, on [...]