2021 ICD-10-CM Code O86.0

Infection of obstetric surgical wound

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O86.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of infection of obstetric surgical wound. 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.

ICD-10:O86.0
Short Description:Infection of obstetric surgical wound
Long Description:Infection of obstetric surgical wound

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Infection of obstetric surgical wound

Header codes like O86.0 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 infection of obstetric surgical wound:

  • O86.00 - ... unspecified
  • O86.01 - ... superficial incisional site
  • O86.02 - ... deep incisional site
  • O86.03 - ... organ and space site
  • O86.04 - Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure
  • O86.09 - ... other surgical site

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • O86.00 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, unspecified
  • O86.00 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, unspecified
  • O86.01 - Infct of obstetric surgical wound, superfic incisional site
  • O86.01 - Infct of obstetric surgical wound, superfic incisional site
  • O86.02 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, deep incisional site
  • O86.02 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, deep incisional site
  • O86.03 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, organ and space site
  • O86.03 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, organ and space site
  • O86.04 - Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure
  • O86.04 - Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure
  • O86.09 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, other surgical site
  • O86.09 - Infection of obstetric surgical wound, other surgical site

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 O86.0:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Convert O86.0 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code O86.0 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)