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vacuum assisted delivery

Annie Posted Mon 28th of March, 2016 12:41:11 PM

provider documented vacuum assisted delivery would this be coded as O66.5 since it is stated as attempted when the provider didnot attempt vacuum assist.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of March, 2016 01:18:50 AM

Hi,

Please re-frame your question as it is not clear as the statement made is contradictory. Comment whether it was vacuum assisted delivery or not.

Thanks

Annie Posted Tue 29th of March, 2016 12:48:21 PM

It was a vacuum assisted delivery.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of March, 2016 23:54:39 PM

Hi,
Well, yes, as it is mentioned that code is applicable for the subsequent delivery by forceps or cesarean delivery. So, you can use this code for vacuum delivery. Hope it helps!

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