O71 - Other obstetric trauma

Version 2023
Short Description:Other obstetric trauma
Long Description:Other obstetric trauma
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Other obstetric trauma (O71)

O71 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other obstetric trauma. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other obstetric trauma

Non-specific codes like O71 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other obstetric trauma:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - O71.0 for Rupture of uterus (spontaneous) before onset of labor
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.00 for Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, unspecified trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.02 for Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, second trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.03 for Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, third trimester
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.1 for Rupture of uterus during labor
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.2 for Postpartum inversion of uterus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.3 for Obstetric laceration of cervix
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.4 for Obstetric high vaginal laceration alone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.5 for Other obstetric injury to pelvic organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.6 for Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.7 for Obstetric hematoma of pelvis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - O71.8 for Other specified obstetric trauma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.81 for Laceration of uterus, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.82 for Other specified trauma to perineum and vulva
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.89 for Other specified obstetric trauma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use O71.9 for Obstetric trauma, unspecified

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Patient Education

Childbirth Problems

Childbirth is the process of giving birth to a baby. It includes labor and delivery. Usually everything goes well, but problems can happen. They may cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Some of the more common childbirth problems include:

If you have problems in childbirth, your health care provider may need to give you medicines to induce or speed up labor, use tools to help guide the baby out of the birth canal, or deliver the baby by Cesarean section.

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