University HealthCare Alliance

March 04, 2020

Coding Corner | Obstetrics Services

Coding for OB services can be complicated; per the CPT® guidelines, the global OB package includes uncomplicated care to the patient in the antepartum period, delivery and postpartum period.

If a pregnancy is confirmed during a visit, the visit is reported with an Evaluation and Management code (99201-99215) with diagnosis code Z32.01 (encounter for pregnancy test, result positive). The level of service is determined by the key components; history, exam and MDM. The OB Episode should be started at a separate visit.

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