AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 6 (June)

Maternity Care and Delivery, 59400, 59414 (Q&A) (June 1998)

June 1998 page 10e Coding Consultation Maternity Care and Delivery 1, 59400, 59414 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report code 59414, for the delivery of the placenta, in addition to code 59400 (antepartum care, vaginal delivery and postpartum care)? AMA Comment No. Code 59400 is designated as a "separate procedure." This means that when delivery of the placenta is carried out as an integral component of a total service or procedure (such as vaginal or cesarean delivery), it would not be appropriate to report the delivery of the placenta as a separate service. Maternity Care and...

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