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OB Global coding

Lynn Posted Tue 12th of April, 2016 15:51:04 PM
If I am coding the global codes, 59400, 59510,59610,59618, what date of service should I be using? I can't find on specific payer websites what they want. Is there a general rule of thumb? Thanks.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of April, 2016 06:17:08 AM
Hi, The beginning Date of Service is equal to the initial prenatal visit and the ending. Also, Date of Service is equal to the last prenatal visit prior to delivery. To avoid a denial for global delivery code 59400, 59510, 59610, or 59618, if the participant has more than two visits, you can bill the antepartum code, 59425 or 59426, plus the appropriate delivery code. If the participant has more than two visits, only the global antepartum will be denied.Bill Delivery Code 59400, 59510, 59610 or 59618 with date of delivery. For more information refer to the link below : https://www.bcbsnc.com/assets/providers/public/pdfs/training/obstetrical_billing_quick_reference_guide.pdf

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