ICD-10-CM Code O32.1XX0

Maternal care for breech presentation, not applicable or unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O32.1XX0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of maternal care for breech presentation, not applicable or unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O32.1XX0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal delivery, breech deeply engaged, breech engaged, breech extraction - delivered, breech malpresentation successfully converted to cephalic presentation, breech not engaged, etc

The code O32.1XX0 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.

Short Description:Maternal care for breech presentation, unsp
Long Description:Maternal care for breech presentation, not applicable or unspecified

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 .


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

  • Abnormal delivery
  • Breech deeply engaged
  • Breech engaged
  • Breech extraction - delivered
  • Breech malpresentation successfully converted to cephalic presentation
  • Breech not engaged
  • Breech presentation
  • Breech presentation - delivered
  • Breech presentation with antenatal problem
  • Complete breech presentation
  • Deliveries by cesarean
  • Deliveries by spontaneous breech delivery
  • Delivery by cesarean section for breech presentation
  • Delivery by cesarean section for flexed breech presentation
  • Delivery by cesarean section for footling breech presentation
  • Direct sacroanterior position
  • Direct sacroposterior position
  • Engagement of breech
  • Fetal breech palpable vaginally
  • Fetal foot palpable vaginally
  • Frank breech presentation
  • Left sacroanterior position
  • Left sacrolateral position
  • Left sacroposterior position
  • O/E - breech presentation
  • O/E - fetal presentation
  • Positions of breech presentation - finding
  • Right sacroanterior position
  • Right sacrolateral position
  • Right sacroposterior position
  • Sacroanterior position
  • Sacrolateral position
  • Sacroposterior position

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code O32.1XX0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert O32.1XX0 to ICD-9

  • 652.11 - Cephalic vers NOS-deliv (Approximate Flag)
  • 652.21 - Breech presentat-deliver (Approximate Flag)
  • 652.23 - Breech present-antepart (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
      • Maternal care for malpresentation of fetus (O32)

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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