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Cathy Posted Mon 13th of November, 2017 16:13:26 PM
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 Answered Tue 14th of November, 2017 00:37:43 AM

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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