ICD-10-CM Code O26.72

Subluxation of symphysis (pubis) in childbirth

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O26.72 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of subluxation of symphysis (pubis) in childbirth. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O26.72 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like subluxation of symphysis pubis or subluxation of symphysis pubis in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium.

The code O26.72 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:O26.72
Short Description:Subluxation of symphysis (pubis) in childbirth
Long Description:Subluxation of symphysis (pubis) in 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 O26.72 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 .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Subluxation of symphysis pubis
  • Subluxation of symphysis pubis in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

Convert O26.72 to ICD-9

  • 646.81 - Preg compl NEC-delivered (Approximate Flag)

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)

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


Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.


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