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.