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Examine codes for complex OB/GYN procedures

APCs Insider, November 13, 2009

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Operative notes for OB/GYN procedures can be long and complex, and coders must know how to sift through the detailed information to ensure accurate code assignment.
 
When coding OB/GYN procedures, remember that ICD-9 codes 630–679 in Chapter 11 (complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium) of the ICD-9 Manual take sequencing priority over other chapters.
 
Continue reading “Examine codes for complex OB/GYN procedures” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the December issue.



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