ICD-10-CM Code O60.12

Preterm labor second trimester with preterm delivery second trimester

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O60.12 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 second trimester with preterm delivery second trimester. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O60.12
Short Description:Preterm labor second tri w preterm delivery second trimester
Long Description:Preterm labor second trimester with preterm delivery second trimester

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

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 O60.12 are found in the index:


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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