ICD-10-CM Code O60.10

Preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O60.10 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O60.10
Short Description:Preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester
Long Description:Preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O60.10:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Preterm labor with delivery NOS

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 O60.10 are found in the index:

  • - Premature - See Also: condition;
    • - delivery - See Also: Pregnancy, complicated by, preterm labor; - O60.10
  • - Preterm - Infants born before 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered "preterm" or premature.
    • - delivery - See Also: Pregnancy, complicated by, preterm labor; - O60.10

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Preterm labor (O60)

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


Preterm Labor

Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. Premature babies may face serious health risks.

Symptoms of preterm labor include

  • Contractions every 10 minutes or more often
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  • Low, dull backache
  • Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea

If you think you might be having preterm labor, contact your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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