2021 ICD-10-CM Code O65.9

Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality, unspecified

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
Maternity Diagnoses
Diagnoses For Females Only
MS-DRG Mapping

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.

ICD-10:O65.9
Short Description:Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality, unsp
Long Description:Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality, unspecified

Code Classification

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:

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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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

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)