ICD-10-CM Code O87.0

Superficial thrombophlebitis in the puerperium

Version 2021 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O87.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial thrombophlebitis in the puerperium. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O87.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like phlebitis complicating pregnancy and/or puerperium, phlebitis complicating pregnancy and/or puerperium, phlebitis complicating pregnancy and/or puerperium, phlebitis complicating pregnancy and/or puerperium, postpartum thrombophlebitis, postpartum venous thrombosis, etc

The code O87.0 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:O87.0
Short Description:Superficial thrombophlebitis in the puerperium
Long Description:Superficial thrombophlebitis in the puerperium

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 O87.0:

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.
  • Puerperal phlebitis NOS
  • Puerperal thrombosis NOS

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 O87.0 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:

  • Phlebitis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Phlebitis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Phlebitis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Phlebitis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Postpartum thrombophlebitis
  • Postpartum venous thrombosis
  • Puerperal phlebitis
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium with antenatal complication
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy and the puerperium with postnatal complication
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis in puerperium
  • Thrombosis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Thrombosis complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium

Convert O87.0 to ICD-9

  • 671.22 - Thrombophleb-deliv w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 671.24 - Thrombophlebit-postpart (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Venous complications and hemorrhoids in the puerperium (O87)

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


Blood Clots

Also called: Hypercoagulability

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After the bleeding stops and healing takes place, your body usually breaks down and removes the clot. But some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
  • Some medicines
  • Smoking
  • Staying in one position for a long time, such as being in the hospital or taking a long car or plane ride
  • Cancer and cancer treatments
Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. A clot in the veins deep in the limbs is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually affects the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and blocks blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Other complications of blood clots include stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, kidney failure, and pregnancy-related problems.Treatments for blood clots include blood thinners and other medicines.
  • Arterial embolism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood clots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • D-dimer test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prothrombin time (PT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thrombophlebitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Postpartum Care

Also called: Post-pregnancy health

Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.

  • Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
  • You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
  • Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.

In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Losing weight after pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Questions to ask your doctor about going home with your baby (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Questions to ask your doctor about post pregnancy care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal delivery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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