Valid for Submission
O65.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality, unspecified. The code O65.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code O65.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like obstructed labor caused by bony pelvis, obstructed labor caused by bony pelvis with antenatal problem, obstructed labor caused by pelvic soft tissues, obstructed labor caused by pelvic soft tissues with antenatal problem or obstructed labor due to abnormality of maternal pelvis.
The code O65.9 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like O65.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 O65.9 are found in the index:
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:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Obstructed labor caused by bony pelvis
- Obstructed labor caused by bony pelvis with antenatal problem
- Obstructed labor caused by pelvic soft tissues
- Obstructed labor caused by pelvic soft tissues with antenatal problem
- Obstructed labor due to abnormality of maternal pelvis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
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.
- Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)