ICD-10 Code O32.3XX0

Maternal care for face, brow and chin presentation, not applicable or unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only
Short Description:Maternal care for face, brow and chin presentation, unsp
Long Description:Maternal care for face, brow and chin presentation, not applicable or unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 O32.3XX0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of maternal care for face, brow and chin presentation, not applicable or unspecified. 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)
      • Maternal care for malpresentation of fetus (O32)

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 O32.3XX0 to ICD-9

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

  • 652.41 - Face/brow present-deliv (Approximate Flag)
  • 652.43 - Face/brow pres-antepart (Approximate Flag)


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Abnormal delivery
  • Abnormal delivery
  • Abnormal delivery
  • Anterior brow position
  • Brow delivery
  • Brow left anterior position
  • Brow left posterior position
  • Brow presentation
  • Brow presentation with antenatal problem
  • Brow right anterior position
  • Brow right posterior position
  • Direct mentoanterior position
  • Direct mentoposterior position
  • Face delivery
  • Face OR brow presentation of fetus
  • Face presentation
  • Face presentation - delivered
  • Face to pubes birth
  • Fetal ear palpable vaginally
  • Fetal mouth palpable vaginally
  • Fetal mouth presenting
  • Fetal nose palpable vaginally
  • Fetal nose presenting
  • Fetal orbital ridges palpable vaginally
  • Lateral brow position
  • Left lateral brow position
  • Left mentoanterior position
  • Left mentolateral position
  • Left mentoposterior position
  • Malposition of fetus in brow presentation
  • Malposition of fetus in face presentation
  • Mentoanterior position
  • Mentolateral position
  • Mentoposterior position
  • Mentum presentation of fetus
  • Posterior brow position
  • Right lateral brow position
  • Right mentoanterior position
  • Right mentolateral position
  • Right mentoposterior position

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.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.