ICD-10 Code O31.21X2

Continuing pregnancy after intrauterine death of one fetus or more, first trimester, fetus 2

Version 2019 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only First Trimester (0 to 13 Weeks)
ICD-10:O31.21X2
Short Description:Cont preg aft uterin dth of one fts or more, first tri, fts2
Long Description:Continuing pregnancy after intrauterine death of one fetus or more, first trimester, fetus 2

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 O31.21X2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of continuing pregnancy after intrauterine death of one fetus or more, first trimester, fetus 2. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
      • Complications specific to multiple gestation (O31)

Information for Medical Professionals

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 - Diagnoses for females only.

Convert O31.21X2 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 651.31 - Twins w fetal loss-del (Approximate Flag)
  • 651.33 - Twins w fetal loss-ante (Approximate Flag)
  • 651.61 - Mult ges w fet loss-del (Approximate Flag)
  • 651.63 - Mult ges w fet loss-ante (Approximate Flag)

Information for Patients


Miscarriage

Also called: Spontaneous abortion

A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

Factors that may contribute to miscarriage include

  • A genetic problem with the fetus
  • Problems with the uterus or cervix
  • Chronic diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome

Signs of a miscarriage include vaginal spotting, abdominal pain or cramping, and fluid or tissue passing from the vagina. Bleeding can be a symptom of miscarriage, but many women also have it in early pregnancy and don't miscarry. To be sure, contact your health care provider right away if you have bleeding.

Women who miscarry early in their pregnancy usually do not need any treatment. In some cases, there is tissue left in the uterus. Doctors use a procedure called a dilatation and curettage (D&C) or medicines to remove the tissue.

Counseling may help you cope with your grief. Later, if you do decide to try again, work closely with your health care provider to lower the risks. Many women who have a miscarriage go on to have healthy babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • D and C (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • HCG blood test - quantitative (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Miscarriage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Miscarriage - threatened (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Twins, Triplets, Multiple Births

If you are pregnant with more than one baby, you are far from alone. Multiple births are up in the United States. More women are having babies after age 30 and more are taking fertility drugs. Both boost the chance of carrying more than one baby. A family history of twins also makes multiples more likely.

Years ago, most twins came as a surprise. Now, most women know about a multiple pregnancy early. Women with multiple pregnancies should see their health care providers more often than women who are expecting one baby. Multiple pregnancy babies have a much higher risk of being born prematurely and having a low birth weight. There is also more of a risk of disabilities. Some women have to go on bed rest to delay labor. Finally, they may deliver by C-section, especially if there are three babies or more.

Parenting multiples can be a challenge. Volunteer help and support groups for parents of multiples can help.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.