AMA CPT® Assistant - 1992 Issue 2 (February)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery - VBAC (Summer 1992)

Summer 1992 page 20 Coding Clarification Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery - VBAC We have been asked how to code the physician's services related to a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean delivery (VBAC). Specifically, the physician should code for the actual services he/she performed. If no additional procedures were performed during labor or delivery, code 59400-"Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy, and/or forceps) and postpartum care" is reported. If the physician's presence was documented to be required because of the risk of uterine rupture and consequent fetal and maternal distress or if...

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