Valid for Submission
O34.219 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of maternal care for unspecified type scar from previous cesarean delivery. The code O34.219 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code O34.219 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cesarean section following previous cesarean section, delivered by cesarean delivery following previous cesarean delivery, deliveries by cesarean, deliveries by cesarean, supervision of high risk pregnancy done , supervision of high risk pregnancy with history of previous cesarean section done, etc.
The code O34.219 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like O34.219 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code O34.219 are found in the index:
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:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cesarean section following previous cesarean section
- Delivered by cesarean delivery following previous cesarean delivery
- Deliveries by cesarean
- Deliveries by cesarean
- Supervision of high risk pregnancy done
- Supervision of high risk pregnancy with history of previous cesarean section done
- Vaginal delivery
- Vaginal delivery following previous cesarean section
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
O34219 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert O34.219 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code O34.219 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: C-section
A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, almost one in three women has their babies this way. Some C-sections are planned, but many are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. Reasons for a C-section may include
- Health problems in the mother
- The mother carrying more than one baby
- The size or position of the baby
- The baby's health is in danger
- Labor is not moving along as it should
The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. It can raise the risk of having difficulties with future pregnancies. Some women may have problems attempting a vaginal birth later. Still, many women are able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- After a C-section - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
- C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Going home after a C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal birth after C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
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