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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: jwangelin on December 28, 2010, 08:26:03 AM

Title: ICD9 code for retained products of conception
Post by: jwangelin on December 28, 2010, 08:26:03 AM
Looking for advice on what the proper ICD9 code for retained products of conception.  We had a pt come in with bleeding and retained POC following a legally induced abortion, not performed by us.  The Dr. wants to use 632 and I am not sure if that is the correct code.  Could it be 635.71?
Title: Re: ICD9 code for retained products of conception
Post by: Michele on December 28, 2010, 01:19:34 PM
I'm not a certified coder but  I looked up the codes and 632 says "not following spontaneous or induced abortion or delivery" so it doesn't appear to be correct from what you've described.  As for 635.71, "Legally Induced Abortion, Incomplete, With Other Specified Complications Cardiac arrest or failure; Urinary tract infection; Any condition classifiable to 639.8, with condition classifiable to 634-638", that may be more appropriate.  But you definitely need to have the dr choose since he was present (unless you are a certified coder, basing your info off of the notes.)