Not Valid for Submission
O00 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Ectopic pregnancy
Non-specific codes like O00 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for ectopic pregnancy:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O00:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- ruptured ectopic pregnancy
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
- code from category O08
- PREGNANCY ECTOPIC-. a potentially life threatening condition in which embryo implantation occurs outside the cavity of the uterus. most ectopic pregnancies >96% occur in the fallopian tubes known as tubal pregnancy. they can be in other locations such as uterine cervix; ovary; and abdominal cavity pregnancy abdominal.
Information for Patients
The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows in the wrong place, outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. The result is usually a miscarriage.
Ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency if it ruptures. Signs of ectopic pregnancy include
- Abdominal pain
- Shoulder pain
- Vaginal bleeding
- Feeling dizzy or faint
Get medical care right away if you have these signs. Doctors use drugs or surgery to remove the ectopic tissue so it doesn't damage your organs. Many women who have had ectopic pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies later.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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