Question and answer
Discuss coding for obstetrics, including items covered by the global fee for antepartum and postpartum periods of normal pregnancy.
One of the unusual aspects of OB is the global fee that encompasses the antepartum, delivery, and postpartum period of normal pregnancy. [ The initial blood history, physical examination, blood pressure, weight, fetal heart tones, routine analysis, and monthly visits up to twenty-eight weeks gestation, biweekly visits, thirty-six weeks gestation, and weekly visits until delivery are all included
in antepartum care. Delivery services should include hospital admission with history and physical, the management of uncomplicated labor, and the vaginal pr cesarean delivery. Episiotomy and use of forceps are also included. Any medical complications should be coded separately. Normal, uncomplicated and hospital and office visits for six weeks following vaginal or cesarean section delivery are included in postpartum care. It is not unusual for a patient to have more than one physician to provide complete obstetrics care due to extended length of care of the OB patient. If a physician provides part or all of the antepartum and postpartum care, but does not perform delivery due to referral to another physician or termination of pregnancy by abortion, the antepartum and postpartum care CPT coded 59409-59410 and 59414-59430 should be used. ]
Expert answered|dexterain78|Points 0|
Question
Asked 7/4/2013 2:36:09 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
21,931,841 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is a culture region? A. a geographic unit determined by ...
Weegy: C. a large, contained region, like a continent User: A thematic map that shows languages or religions ...
8/27/2015 12:51:36 PM| 3 Answers
Complete the analogy below. Fingers are to hands as _______ to ...
Weegy: Fingers are to hands as TOES to feet. User: Hammer is to nail as screwdriver is to ...
8/27/2015 8:58:25 AM| 2 Answers
What was the main agreement made with the establishment of the North ...
Weegy: C. that each nation would come to one another's defense in the event of a Soviet attack User: Who ...
8/27/2015 1:02:18 PM| 2 Answers
blank endorsement?
8/27/2015 3:47:01 PM| 2 Answers
Write the equation for 5x 2y = 3 in slope-intercept form.
Weegy: The equation for 5x + 2y = 3 in slope-intercept form is y = -5/2x + 3/2. User: 5x+2y=3 solve for x User: y= ...
8/27/2015 9:25:42 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
P
L
P
R
Points 1139 [Total 11492]| Ratings 6| Comments 1079| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 738 [Total 1053]| Ratings 1| Comments 728| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
L
P
1
Points 687 [Total 9260]| Ratings 2| Comments 667| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 677 [Total 9145]| Ratings 2| Comments 647| Invitations 1|Offline
S
Points 479 [Total 705]| Ratings 1| Comments 469| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 242 [Total 250]| Ratings 0| Comments 242| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 215 [Total 215]| Ratings 3| Comments 185| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 214 [Total 533]| Ratings 1| Comments 204| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 156 [Total 233]| Ratings 0| Comments 156| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 104 [Total 105]| Ratings 1| Comments 94| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.