ICD-10 Code O12.15

Gestational proteinuria, complicating the puerperium

Version 2019 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only
ICD-10: O12.15
Short Description:Gestational proteinuria, complicating the puerperium
Long Description:Gestational proteinuria, complicating the puerperium

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 O12.15 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gestational proteinuria, complicating the puerperium. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Edema, proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O10-O16)
      • Gestational edema and proteinuria without hypertension (O12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Maternity diagnoses - Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).
  • Diagnoses for females only - Diagnoses for females only.

Convert O12.15 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 646.22 - Renal dis NOS-del w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 646.24 - Renal dis NOS-postpartum (Approximate Flag)

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code O12.15 are found in the index:


Replacement Code

O1215 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • O12.10 - Gestational proteinuria, unspecified trimester

ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.