ICD-10-CM Code O03.8

Other and unspecified complications following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O03.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified complications following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O03.8
Short Description:Oth and unsp comp following complete or unsp spon abortion
Long Description:Other and unspecified complications following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • O03.80 - Unspecified complication following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.81 - Shock following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.82 - Renal failure following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.83 - Metabolic disorder following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.84 - Damage to pelvic organs following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.85 - Other venous complications following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.86 - Cardiac arrest following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.87 - Sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.88 - Urinary tract infection following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
  • O03.89 - Complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion with other complications

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Pregnancy with abortive outcome (O00-O08)
      • Spontaneous abortion (O03)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Miscarriage

A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

Factors that may contribute to miscarriage include

  • A genetic problem with the fetus
  • Problems with the uterus or cervix
  • Chronic diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome

Signs of a miscarriage include vaginal spotting, abdominal pain or cramping, and fluid or tissue passing from the vagina. Bleeding can be a symptom of miscarriage, but many women also have it in early pregnancy and don't miscarry. To be sure, contact your health care provider right away if you have bleeding.

Women who miscarry early in their pregnancy usually do not need any treatment. In some cases, there is tissue left in the uterus. Doctors use a procedure called a dilatation and curettage (D&C) or medicines to remove the tissue.

Counseling may help you cope with your grief. Later, if you do decide to try again, work closely with your health care provider to lower the risks. Many women who have a miscarriage go on to have healthy babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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