Not Valid for Submission
O72 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postpartum hemorrhage. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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 Postpartum hemorrhage
Header codes like O72 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 postpartum hemorrhage:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O72:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- hemorrhage after delivery of fetus or infant
- POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE-. excess blood loss from uterine bleeding associated with obstetric labor or childbirth. it is defined as blood loss greater than 500 ml or of the amount that adversely affects the maternal physiology such as blood pressure and hematocrit. postpartum hemorrhage is divided into two categories immediate within first 24 hours after birth or delayed after 24 hours postpartum.
Information for Patients
Also called: Hematoma, Hemorrhage
Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can happen outside or inside the body. You may bleed when you get a cut or other wound. Bleeding can also be due to an injury to internal organs.
Sometimes bleeding can cause other problems. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Other bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.
Normally, when you bleed, your blood forms clots to stop the bleeding. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room. If you have a bleeding disorder, your blood does not form clots normally.
- Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bleeding gums (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia)
Also called: Post-pregnancy health
Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.
- Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
- You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
- Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
- Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.
In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
- After vaginal delivery - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Losing weight after pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Questions to ask your doctor about going home with your baby (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Questions to ask your doctor about post pregnancy care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal delivery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)