AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery/Maternity Care and Delivery (June 2009)

June 2009 page 10c Questions and Answers:Surgery/Maternity Care and Delivery Question: What is the appropriate CPT code to report repair of third- or fourth-degree lacerations at the time of delivery? Answer: CPT code 59409, Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps), with modifier 22, Increased procedural service, should be appended and used to report repair of third or fourth-degree lacerations at the time of delivery. Surgery/Maternity Care and Delivery (June 2009). CPT® Assistant. 2009; June 2009 page 10c ...

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