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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 8. Physician : 8.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 8.2.46 Obstetrics and Prenatal Care : 8.2.46.3 External Cephalic Version

8.2.46.3
External cephalic version is the external manipulation of a fetus to alter its position in the uterus to make it more favorable for delivery.
Procedure code 59412 is payable in the inpatient hospital (POS 3) or outpatient hospital (POS 5) setting when billed as an independent procedure performed by a physician at least one day before delivery. Procedure code 59412 billed on the same day as a delivery by the same provider is denied.
Emergency room and subsequent hospital care visit procedure codes billed the same day as external cephalic version by the same provider are denied.

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