ICD-10-CM Code O62.2

Other uterine inertia

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O62.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other uterine inertia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O62.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arrested active phase of labor, atony of uterus, cervical dystocia, desultory labor, finding of contraction state of uterus, finding of effectiveness of uterine contraction, etc

The code O62.2 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:Other uterine inertia
Long Description:Other uterine inertia

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 O62.2:

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.
  • Atony of uterus without hemorrhage
  • Atony of uterus NOS
  • Desultory labor
  • Hypotonic uterine dysfunction NOS
  • Irregular labor
  • Poor contractions
  • Slow slope active phase of labor
  • Uterine inertia NOS

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • atony of uterus with hemorrhage postpartum O72.1
  • postpartum atony of uterus without hemorrhage O75.89

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 O62.2 are found in the index:

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:

  • Arrested active phase of labor
  • Atony of uterus
  • Cervical dystocia
  • Desultory labor
  • Finding of contraction state of uterus
  • Finding of effectiveness of uterine contraction
  • Finding of quantity of uterine contraction
  • Finding of speed of delivery
  • Hypotonic uterine inertia
  • Non-effective uterine contractions
  • Reduced uterine contraction
  • Slow rate of delivery
  • Slow slope active phase of labor
  • Uterine contractions absent
  • Uterine contractions ceased
  • Uterine inertia
  • Uterus relaxed

Clinical Information

  • UTERINE INERTIA-. failure of the uterus to contract with normal strength duration and intervals during childbirth labor obstetric. it is also called uterine atony.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code O62.2 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert O62.2 to ICD-9

  • 661.21 - Uterine inert NEC-deliv (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Abnormalities of forces of labor (O62)

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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