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Fetal Screen/Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage

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Is there a way to charge for a Fetal Screen as part of a RhIG evaluation?

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Our Rhig workup includes a question "Fetal Bleed Required".  If the patient meets the requirements for the test (by gestation or post-delivery), we answer "Y" (yes) to the question and a Fetal Screen test is ordered on the same requisition.  It is also an indication that the tech performing the workup evaluated the need for the testing.


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