O88.13 - Amniotic fluid embolism in the puerperium

Version 2023
ICD-10:O88.13
Short Description:Amniotic fluid embolism in the puerperium
Long Description:Amniotic fluid embolism in the puerperium
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Obstetric embolism (O88)

O88.13 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolism in the puerperium. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code O88.13 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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Code Edits

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Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
O88.13673.12 - Amniot embol-deliv w p/p
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
O88.13673.14 - Amniotic embol-postpart
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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