ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O70.23

Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, IIIc

Diagnosis Code O70.23

ICD-10: O70.23
Short Description: Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, IIIc
Long Description: Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, IIIc
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O70.23

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
O70.23 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Perineal laceration during delivery (O70)

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.

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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.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • O70.2 - Third degree perineal laceration during delivery

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