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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Lee Posted Tue 02nd of April, 2013 13:22:34 PM

Physican is performing a Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but the patient is also twelve weeks pregnant. Should 646.83 be the primary DX and 574.20 secondary?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 02nd of April, 2013 21:09:27 PM

Because there is stone in the gallbladder, you should report 646.83 (Other specified complications of pregnancy; antepartum condition or complication) with 574.20 as a secondary code.

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