O26.6 - Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

Version 2023
ICD-10:O26.6
Short Description:Liver & biliary trac disord in preg, chldbrth and the puerp
Long Description:Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Maternal care for oth conditions predom related to pregnancy (O26)

O26.6 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Liver & biliary trac disord in preg, chldbrth and the puerp

Non-specific codes like O26.6 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 liver & biliary trac disord in preg, chldbrth and the puerp:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - O26.61 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.611 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, first trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.612 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, second trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.613 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, third trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.619 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.62 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in childbirth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.63 for Liver and biliary tract disorders in the puerperium

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Patient Education


Health Problems in Pregnancy

Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. You may have problems because of a health condition you had before you got pregnant. You could also develop a condition during pregnancy. Other causes of problems during pregnancy can include being pregnant with more than one baby, a health problem in a previous pregnancy, drug use during pregnancy, or being over age 35. Any of these can affect your health, the health of your baby, or both.

If you have a chronic condition, you should talk to your health care provider about how to minimize your risk before you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, you may need a health care team to monitor your pregnancy. Some common health problems that can complicate a pregnancy include:

Other conditions that can make pregnancy risky can happen while you are pregnant - for example, gestational diabetes and Rh incompatibility. Good prenatal care can help detect and treat them.

Some discomforts, like nausea, back pain, and fatigue, are common during pregnancy. Sometimes it is hard to know what is normal. Call your health care provider if something is bothering or worrying you.


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Liver Diseases

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.


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