ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O75.9

Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified

Diagnosis Code O75.9

ICD-10: O75.9
Short Description: Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified
Long Description: Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O75.9

Valid for Submission
The code O75.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following 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 - Diagnoses for females only.

Convert to ICD-9
  • 659.91 - Complic labor NOS-deliv (Approximate Flag)
  • 669.91 - Comp lab/deliv NOS-deliv (Approximate Flag)
  • 669.92 - Compl del NOS-del w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 669.94 - Compl deliv NOS-postpart (Approximate Flag)

  • Abnormal delivery
  • Complication occurring during labor and delivery
  • Complication of pregnancy, childbirth and/or the puerperium
  • Delivery AND/OR maternal condition affecting management
  • Delivery problem
  • Disorder of labor / delivery
  • Finding of first stage of labor
  • First stage of labor problem
  • Indication for care AND/OR intervention in labor AND/OR delivery
  • Labor problem
  • Maternal AND/OR fetal condition affecting labor AND/OR delivery
  • Second stage of labor problem

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O75.9 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

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