ICD-10-CM Code O89

Complications of anesthesia during the puerperium

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O89 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of anesthesia during the puerperium. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O89
Short Description:Complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
Long Description:Complications of anesthesia during the puerperium

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • O89.0 - Pulmonary complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.01 - Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.09 - Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.1 - Cardiac complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.2 - Central nervous system complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.3 - Toxic reaction to local anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.4 - Spinal and epidural anesthesia-induced headache during the puerperium
  • O89.5 - Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.6 - Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.8 - Other complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
  • O89.9 - Complication of anesthesia during the puerperium, unspecified

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 O89:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • maternal complications arising from the administration of a general, regional or local anesthetic, analgesic or other sedation during the puerperium

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, if applicable, to identify specific complication

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Complications of anesthesia during the puerperium (O89)

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


Anesthesia

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.


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Postpartum Care

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


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