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Cathy Posted 1 Year(s) ago
Can I bill a vaginal delivery for a 22 wk fetal demise/ turner syndrome. They physician also did a D/C for retained placenta. Do I bill a 59409 for the vaginal delivery and also for a D/C. Code? Thank you Cathy
SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

Hi,

 

You cannot bill a vaginal delivery in case when there is fetal demise. Doctor needs to perform D&C. For second trimester, you should bill code 59821 (Treatment of missed abortion, completed surgically; second trimester).

 

Please feel free to write if you have any concerns.

 

Thanks.

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