ICD-10-CM Code O70.20

Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O70.20 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of third degree perineal laceration during delivery, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O70.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anal sphincter tear, laceration of anus, third degree perineal laceration, third degree perineal tear during delivery - delivered, third degree perineal tear during delivery with postnatal problem, type 3a third degree laceration of perineum, etc

The code O70.20 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.

ICD-10:O70.20
Short Description:Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, unsp
Long Description:Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, unspecified

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 O70.20 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 .

Synonyms

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

  • Anal sphincter tear
  • Laceration of anus
  • Third degree perineal laceration
  • Third degree perineal tear during delivery - delivered
  • Third degree perineal tear during delivery with postnatal problem
  • Type 3a third degree laceration of perineum
  • Type 3b third degree laceration of perineum
  • Type 3c third degree laceration of perineum

Replacement Code

O7020 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • O70.2 - Third degree perineal laceration during delivery

Convert O70.20 to ICD-9

  • 664.21 - Del w 3 deg lacerat-del (Approximate Flag)
  • 664.24 - Del w 3 deg lac-postpart (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Perineal laceration during delivery (O70)

Code History

  • 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