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  • 1.  diagnosis code

    Posted 04-20-2021 19:30
    this is the text from chart note from the patient's in office visit: "fetal arrhythmia found on outside ultrasound this morning during her fetal anatomy scan"

    Would O76 "Abnormality in fetal heart rate & rhythm complicating labor" be an appropriate code?  The patient was not in active labor.

    Thank you

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    Linda Carroll, CMPE
    Manager
    Aurora Maternal Fetal Medicine, LLC
    4120 Laurel St Ste 203
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    P 907-677-2636

    AKMGMA Education Chair 2019-2020
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  • 2.  RE: diagnosis code

    Posted 04-21-2021 08:07

    I would use:  O36.83-- Maternal care for abnormalities of fetal heart rate or rhythm, xxx trimester

     

     

     

    Erin Kornovich, CPC | Coding Specialist II – Maternal Fetal Medicine & Physiatry

     

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  • 3.  RE: diagnosis code

    Posted 04-21-2021 20:37
    agree

    Coding Q&A: Question #1389

    For a fetal arrhythmia (eg PACs, SVT) is the only code O76 even if the patient is not in labor?

    Answer:

    ICD-10 code O36.891 - O36.899 (Maternal care for other specified fetal problems) would be used for fetal arrhythmia for patients not in labor or delivery.



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    Vanita Jain, MD
    Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
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  • 4.  RE: diagnosis code

    Posted 04-21-2021 20:39
    sorry should add I agree with Erin when i said agree
    in 2015 we answered as i copied above

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    Vanita Jain, MD
    Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
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  • 5.  RE: diagnosis code

    Posted 04-22-2021 10:14
    Hi Linda,
    Agree with Erin & Vanita.
    Antenatally, I would use the O36.83 series (Maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm) for fetal arrhythmia.
    O76 is specific to intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities.
    Fadi

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    Fadi Bsat, MD
    Past Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
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