AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Previous Cesarean Delivery with Uterine Window/Hysterotomy Dehiscence
Please clarify which code should be assigned when a previous cesarean section hysterotomy wound affects the current admission (the patient is admitted at term for a repeat cesarean section). The provider will often document “uterine window,” “thin uterine segment,” or hysterotomy dehiscence.” The uterine abnormality relates to the previous cesarean section, not the current operation. How should this be coded? ...
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