AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Maternity Care and Delivery, 59409, 59510 (Q&A) (July 1996)

July 1996 page 11b Coding Consultation Maternity Care and Delivery, 59409, 59510 (Q&A) Question How should I code for the delivery of twins, when one twin is delivered vaginally and the other through cesarean? AMA Comment If there is a delivery performed both vaginally and by cesarean, then report code 59510, Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, cesarean delivery, and postpartum care for the cesarean delivery, and code 59409, Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps), for the vaginal delivery. Note that code 59510 addresses the antepartum and postpartum care. Maternity Care and Delivery, 59409, 59510...

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