AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

37-Week Pregnancy with Contractions

An obstetric patient presents due to “contractions” at 37 weeks gestation. During the encounter, the provider noted “No vaginal bleeding or rupture of membranes.” The patient was released, and instructed to follow-up with her obstetrician. Would a diagnosis of “contractions” be considered “false labor” (based on the weeks of gestation)? Does the documentation need to state “false labor” in order to code as such? How would a diagnosis of “contractions” be reported? ...

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