ICD-10-CM Code O44.22

Partial placenta previa NOS or without hemorrhage, second trimester

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only Second Trimester (14 to 27 Weeks)

Valid for Submission

O44.22 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of partial placenta previa nos or without hemorrhage, second trimester. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code O44.22 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.

ICD-10:O44.22
Short Description:Partial placenta previa NOS or without hemor, second tri
Long Description:Partial placenta previa NOS or without hemorrhage, second trimester

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 .

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code O44.22 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.

  • 817 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH MCC
  • 818 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC
  • 819 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Replacement Code

O4422 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • O44.02 - Complete placenta previa NOS or without hemor, second tri
  • O44.02 - Placenta previa specified as w/o hemor, second trimester

Convert O44.22 to ICD-9

  • 641.01 - Placenta previa-deliver (Approximate Flag)
  • 641.03 - Placenta previa-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)
      • Placenta previa (O44)

Code History

  • 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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