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Pregnant 8 weeks. Received an ultrasound order Icd-9 640.03 for threatened abortion. No bleeding no cramping nothing. Why would I get this code?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Complicated

In order for your insurance company to pay for the test and approve it, there needs to be a reason.
And a good one at that. Most insurers will pay that code

In brief: Complicated

In order for your insurance company to pay for the test and approve it, there needs to be a reason.
And a good one at that. Most insurers will pay that code
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Misdiagnosis

In order to have a diagnosis of threatened abortion you have to experience bleeding with pregnancy and have had an exam showing that your cervix is still closed and pregnancy still viable.
The ultrasound was done maybe because there was a concern that you might have a miscarriage or a "threatened abortion."

In brief: Misdiagnosis

In order to have a diagnosis of threatened abortion you have to experience bleeding with pregnancy and have had an exam showing that your cervix is still closed and pregnancy still viable.
The ultrasound was done maybe because there was a concern that you might have a miscarriage or a "threatened abortion."
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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