ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O68

Labor and delivery comp by abnlt of fetal acid-base balance

Diagnosis Code O68

ICD-10: O68
Short Description: Labor and delivery comp by abnlt of fetal acid-base balance
Long Description: Labor and delivery complicated by abnormality of fetal acid-base balance
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O68

Valid for Submission
The code O68 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Labor and delivery comp by abnlt of fetal acid-base balance (O68)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O68 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 767 - VAGINAL DELIVERY WITH STERILIZATION AND/OR D&C
  • 768 - VAGINAL DELIVERY WITH O.R. PROCEDURE EXCEPT STERILIZATION AND/OR D&C

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Synonyms
  • Maternal care for fetal acidosis during pregnancy
  • Obstetric problem affecting fetus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O68 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)


[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code O67.9
Next Code
O69 Next Code