ICD-10-CM Code O75.4

Other complications of obstetric surgery and procedures

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O75.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other complications of obstetric surgery and procedures. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O75.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anoxia of brain, cardiac arrest after obstetrical surgery and/or other procedure including delivery, cardiac failure after obstetrical surgery and/or other procedure including delivery, cerebral anoxia after obstetrical surgery and/or other procedure including delivery, complication of obstetrical surgery and/or procedure, failed obstetrical version, etc

The code O75.4 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:O75.4
Short Description:Other complications of obstetric surgery and procedures
Long Description:Other complications of obstetric surgery and procedures

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 O75.4:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Cardiac arrest following obstetric surgery or procedures
  • Cardiac failure following obstetric surgery or procedures
  • Cerebral anoxia following obstetric surgery or procedures
  • Pulmonary edema following obstetric surgery or procedures

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code to identify specific complication

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery O74
  • disruption of obstetrical surgical wound O90.0 O90.1
  • hematoma of obstetrical surgical wound O90.2
  • infection of obstetrical surgical wound O86.0

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 O75.4 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:

  • Anoxia of brain
  • Cardiac arrest after obstetrical surgery AND/OR other procedure including delivery
  • Cardiac failure after obstetrical surgery AND/OR other procedure including delivery
  • Cerebral anoxia after obstetrical surgery AND/OR other procedure including delivery
  • Complication of obstetrical surgery AND/OR procedure
  • Failed obstetrical version
  • Injury of female genital organ due to obstetric procedure
  • Rupture of uterus due to obstetric procedure

Convert O75.4 to ICD-9

  • 669.41 - Oth ob compl-delivered (Approximate Flag)
  • 669.42 - Oth ob compl-deliv w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 669.44 - Oth ob surg compl-postpa (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Oth complications of labor and delivery, NEC (O75)

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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