Annie Posted Tue 26th of April, 2016 12:29:15 PM
If a patient has had SAB/misscarriages would we still use z34.00 or z34.90 or would these codes only be use if they actually dilivered.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 27th of April, 2016 00:46:09 AM
Z34- is for Encounter for supervision of normal pregnancy,but if miscarriage occurs it is not normal pregnancy. O03.9 is used to report Complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion without complication
Spontaneous abortion NOS.
Annie Posted Wed 27th of April, 2016 12:06:47 PM
So when a patient comes in monthly for her visits we need use O03.9 as her primary dx? I should have made my question a littler clear. I was referring to their office visits.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of April, 2016 05:03:56 AM
I am not able to get your question. Did patient had history of miscarriage or she had miscarriage in the present pregnancy?
If the patient had history of miscarriage and for normal OB visit you will use Dx Z34- .
If patient had miscarriage she wont come monthly for OB visit. In that case you need to report O03.9 with the visit code.
Annie Posted Thu 28th of April, 2016 16:04:14 PM
ok thanks you ansered my question.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 29th of April, 2016 07:55:28 AM