O26.81 - Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue

Version 2023
ICD-10:O26.81
Short Description:Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue
Long Description:Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue
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)

O26.81 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 pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue. 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 Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue

Non-specific codes like O26.81 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 pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.811 for Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue, first trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.812 for Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue, second trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.813 for Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue, third trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O26.819 for Pregnancy related exhaustion and fatigue, unspecified trimester

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Fatigue

Everyone feels tired now and then. Sometimes you may just want to stay in bed. But, after a good night's sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If you continue to feel tired for weeks, it's time to see your doctor. He or she may be able to help you find out what's causing your fatigue and recommend ways to relieve it.

Fatigue itself is not a disease. Medical problems, treatments, and personal habits can add to fatigue. These include:

One disorder that causes extreme fatigue is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This fatigue is not the kind of tired feeling that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities.

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Pregnancy

You're going to have a baby! It's an exciting time, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. You may have a lot of questions, including what you can do to give your baby a healthy start. To keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, it is important to:

Your body will keep changing as your baby grows. It can be hard to know whether a new symptom is normal or could be a sign of a problem. Check with your health care provider if something is bothering or worrying you.


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