ICD-10-CM Code O32.3XX0

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

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

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 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O32.3XX0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal delivery, abnormal delivery, abnormal delivery, anterior brow position, brow delivery, brow left anterior position, etc

The code O32.3XX0 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 face, brow and chin presentation, unsp
Long Description:Maternal care for face, brow and chin 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
  • 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

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code O32.3XX0 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 O32.3XX0 to ICD-9

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