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Posted By Lillian on 01-15-2018, 10:33:29 in Ob-Gyn
If a patient had an abortion outside of your practice and comes JUST for post op visits as Non Global, What is the correct Diagnosis to use?
I've been using Z33.2 Encounter for Elective Termination but is getting denied. Should I be using Post Op Z09 only?

Thank you,
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Posted By Melanie Witt on 01-22-2018, 17:58:49
The ICD10 guideline is very clear on this: The follow-up codes are used to explain continuing surveillance following completed treatment of a disease, condition, or injury. They imply that the condition has been fully treated and no longer exists.

Therefore you should be using Z09, not the abortion code. You could use a personal history code with Z09, however, there is not one for personal history of elective termination of pregnancy.
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