ICD-10-CM Code O65

Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O65 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O65
Short Description:Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality
Long Description:Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality

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

  • O65.0 - Obstructed labor due to deformed pelvis
  • O65.1 - Obstructed labor due to generally contracted pelvis
  • O65.2 - Obstructed labor due to pelvic inlet contraction
  • O65.3 - Obstructed labor due to pelvic outlet and mid-cavity contraction
  • O65.4 - Obstructed labor due to fetopelvic disproportion, unspecified
  • O65.5 - Obstructed labor due to abnormality of maternal pelvic organs
  • O65.8 - Obstructed labor due to other maternal pelvic abnormalities
  • O65.9 - ... unspecified

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality (O65)

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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