ICD-10-CM Code O69.8

Labor and delivery complicated by other cord complications

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O69.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of labor and delivery complicated by other cord complications. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O69.8
Short Description:Labor and delivery complicated by other cord complications
Long Description:Labor and delivery complicated by other cord complications

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

  • O69.81 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression
  • O69.81X0 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, not applicable or unspecified
  • O69.81X1 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, fetus 1
  • O69.81X2 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, fetus 2
  • O69.81X3 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, fetus 3
  • O69.81X4 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, fetus 4
  • O69.81X5 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, fetus 5
  • O69.81X9 - Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, without compression, other fetus
  • O69.82 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression
  • O69.82X0 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, not applicable or unspecified
  • O69.82X1 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, fetus 1
  • O69.82X2 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, fetus 2
  • O69.82X3 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, fetus 3
  • O69.82X4 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, fetus 4
  • O69.82X5 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, fetus 5
  • O69.82X9 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, without compression, other fetus
  • O69.89 - Labor and delivery complicated by other cord complications
  • O69.89X0 - ... not applicable or unspecified
  • O69.89X1 - ... fetus 1
  • O69.89X2 - ... fetus 2
  • O69.89X3 - ... fetus 3
  • O69.89X4 - ... fetus 4
  • O69.89X5 - ... fetus 5
  • O69.89X9 - ... other fetus

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Labor and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp (O69)

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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