ICD-10-CM Code O75.8

Other specified complications of labor and delivery

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O75.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified complications of labor and delivery. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O75.8
Short Description:Other specified complications of labor and delivery
Long Description:Other specified complications of labor and delivery

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

  • O75.81 - Maternal exhaustion complicating labor and delivery
  • O75.82 - Onset (spontaneous) of labor after 37 completed weeks of gestation but before 39 completed weeks gestation, with delivery by (planned) cesarean section
  • O75.89 - Other specified complications of labor and delivery

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.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)

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