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D&C postpartum

A Posted Mon 11th of March, 2019 23:38:13 PM
Need assistance with a code for Suction D&C (dilation and curettage) for all products of conception. Patient reports vaginal delivery earlier in the week. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of March, 2019 10:15:53 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your question.

Since the D&C has been performed post vaginal delivery than code 59160 is appropriate to use. You might need to add the modifier 78 for return to operating room for a related procedure.

Hope this helps.

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