ICD-10-CM Code O14.24

HELLP syndrome, complicating childbirth

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O14.24 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hellp syndrome, complicating childbirth. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code O14.24 is applicable to female patients aged 12 through 55 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient outside the stated age range.

ICD-10:O14.24
Short Description:HELLP syndrome, complicating childbirth
Long Description:HELLP syndrome, complicating childbirth

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 O14.24 are found in the index:


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 - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .

Replacement Code

O1424 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • O14.20 - HELLP syndrome (HELLP), unspecified trimester

Convert O14.24 to ICD-9

  • 642.51 - Severe preeclamp-deliver (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Edema, proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O10-O16)
      • Pre-eclampsia (O14)

Code History

  • 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