AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Elective Termination of Pregnancy via KCl Injection Secondary to Fetal Anomalies

The patient is 24-5/7 weeks pregnant and presents to the hospital for elective termination of pregnancy due to lethal fetal anomalies. Under ultrasound guidance potassium chloride (KCl) was injected into the fetal heart with cessation of fetal cardiac activity. The patient was then induced with laminaria, followed by Foley bulb and Pitocin. The fetus was expelled spontaneously without complication. Should code 656.4X, Intrauterine death, be assigned since the pregnancy had advanced beyond 22 weeks? What are the appropriate diagnosis and procedure code assignments? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .


  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.