AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2012 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Collection of Umbilical Cord Blood at Delivery
Provider documentation indicates normal spontaneous vaginal delivery of a baby girl over midline episiotomy. The placenta was delivered spontaneously with intact 3-vessels cord. The episiotomy was repaired; and the patient tolerated the procedure well. Cord blood was collected for a cryopreservation – cell kit. Is it appropriate to assign a code for the collection of cord blood? If a code is assigned for the collection of cord blood, what is the appropriate code? ...
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