Julie Posted Thu 07th of February, 2019 07:45:40 AM
a patient is induced due to circulatory (rheumatic heart disease) problems during pregnancy. would you use the circulatory problems during pregnancy or in childbirth (because the note is for the delivery) for the delivery diagnosis. the note states that there were no complications for the Events/complications and that the pregnancy risk factors were for a chronic maternal illness. thanks much
SuperCoder Answered Fri 08th of February, 2019 00:51:03 AM
Thank you for your Question Whenever delivery occurs during the current admission and there is an in childbirth option for the obstetric complication being coded the in childbirth code should be assigned When an obstetric patient is admitted and delivers during that admission the condition that prompted the admission should...