ICD-10-CM Code O82

Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication

Version 2021 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O82 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for cesarean delivery without indication. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O82 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cesarean delivery - delivered, cesarean section - pregnancy at term, delivered by cesarean section - pregnancy at term, deliveries by cesarean, delivery by cesarean hysterectomy, delivery by emergency cesarean section, etc

The code O82 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:O82
Short Description:Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication
Long Description:Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication

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 O82:

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 indicate outcome of delivery Z37.0

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 O82 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 - The Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies in maternity cases by checking a patient's age and any diagnosis on the patient's record. The maternity code edits apply to patients age ange is 9–64 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).
  • Diagnoses for females only - The Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, these edits apply to FEMALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Cesarean delivery - delivered
  • Cesarean section - pregnancy at term
  • Delivered by cesarean section - pregnancy at term
  • Deliveries by cesarean
  • Delivery by cesarean hysterectomy
  • Delivery by emergency cesarean section

Convert O82 to ICD-9

  • 669.71 - Cesarean delivery NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication (O82)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Cesarean Section

Also called: C-section

A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, almost one in three women has their babies this way. Some C-sections are planned, but many are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. Reasons for a C-section may include

  • Health problems in the mother
  • The mother carrying more than one baby
  • The size or position of the baby
  • The baby's health is in danger
  • Labor is not moving along as it should

The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. It can raise the risk of having difficulties with future pregnancies. Some women may have problems attempting a vaginal birth later. Still, many women are able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • After a C-section - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Going home after a C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal birth after C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)

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