AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 4 (April)

Global OB Codes: Reporting and Use (April 1997)

April 1997 pages 1-3 Global OB Codes: Reporting and Use The services normally provided in uncomplicated maternity cases include antepartum care, delivery, and postpartum care. These services are included in the global obstetric care and are not coded separately. Antepartum care includes the initial and any subsequent history, physical examinations, recording of weight, blood pressures, fetal heart tones, routine chemical urinalysis, and monthly visits up to 28 weeks gestation, biweekly visits to 36 weeks gestation, and weekly visits until delivery. Any other visits or services within this time period should be coded separately. Presently, there are no codes for...

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