ICD-10-CM Code O29

Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O29 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of anesthesia during pregnancy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O29
Short Description:Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
Long Description:Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • O29.0 - Pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.01 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.011 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.012 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.013 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.019 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.02 - Pressure collapse of lung due to anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.021 - Pressure collapse of lung due to anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.022 - Pressure collapse of lung due to anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.023 - Pressure collapse of lung due to anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.029 - Pressure collapse of lung due to anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.09 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.091 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.092 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.093 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.099 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.1 - Cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.11 - Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.111 - Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.112 - Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.113 - Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.119 - Cardiac arrest due to anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.12 - Cardiac failure due to anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.121 - Cardiac failure due to anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.122 - Cardiac failure due to anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.123 - Cardiac failure due to anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.129 - Cardiac failure due to anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.19 - Other cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.191 - Other cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.192 - Other cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.193 - Other cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.199 - Other cardiac complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.2 - Central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.21 - Cerebral anoxia due to anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.211 - Cerebral anoxia due to anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.212 - Cerebral anoxia due to anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.213 - Cerebral anoxia due to anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.219 - Cerebral anoxia due to anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.29 - Other central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.291 - Other central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.292 - Other central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.293 - Other central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.299 - Other central nervous system complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.3 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.3X - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.3X1 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.3X2 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.3X3 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.3X9 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.4 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia induced headache during pregnancy
  • O29.40 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia induced headache during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.41 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia induced headache during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.42 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia induced headache during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.43 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia induced headache during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.5 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.5X - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.5X1 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.5X2 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.5X3 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.5X9 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.6 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.60 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.61 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.62 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.63 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.8 - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.8X - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.8X1 - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.8X2 - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.8X3 - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester
  • O29.8X9 - Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.9 - Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy
  • O29.90 - Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O29.91 - Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy, first trimester
  • O29.92 - Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy, second trimester
  • O29.93 - Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy, third trimester

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O29:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • maternal complications arising from the administration of a general, regional or local anesthetic, analgesic or other sedation during pregnancy

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code, if necessary, to identify the complication

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery O74
  • complications of anesthesia during the puerperium O89

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy (O29)

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


Anesthesia

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.


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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, substance abuse 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 conditions that can complicate a pregnancy include

  • High blood pressure
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Kidney problems
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Obesity
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Infections

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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