ICD-10-CM Code O90.89

Other complications of the puerperium, not elsewhere classified

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O90.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other complications of the puerperium, not elsewhere classified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O90.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired sensorineural hearing loss, after pains, bicornuate uterus - baby delivered with postpartum complication, bicornuate uterus complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care, complication of obstetrical surgical wound, congenital abnormality of uterus - baby delivered with postpartum complication, etc

The code O90.89 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:O90.89
Short Description:Oth complications of the puerperium, NEC
Long Description:Other complications of the puerperium, not elsewhere classified

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 O90.89:

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.
  • Placental polyp

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 O90.89 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 - Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).
  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .

Synonyms

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

  • Acquired sensorineural hearing loss
  • After pains
  • Bicornuate uterus - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Bicornuate uterus complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Complication of obstetrical surgical wound
  • Congenital abnormality of uterus - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Congenital abnormality of uterus - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Congenital abnormality of uterus complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Cystocele - delivered with postpartum complication
  • Cystocele complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Death of unknown cause
  • Disease of circulatory system complicating pregnancy childbirth and puerperium
  • Female pelvic cellulitis
  • Finding of consistency of uterus
  • Flaccid uterus
  • Flaccid uterus after delivery
  • Hypertrophy of uterus
  • Hypocalcemia of late pregnancy or lactation
  • Lochia abnormal
  • Lochia heavy
  • Non-involution of uterus
  • Obstetric pain
  • Odor of lochia
  • Offensive lochia
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium with postnatal complication
  • Pendulous abdomen in pregnancy, childbirth and/or the puerperium
  • Persistent hymen complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Persistent hymen in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pituitary hemorrhage
  • Placental polyp
  • Placental polyp - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Placental polyp with postnatal complication
  • Polyp of cervix - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Polyp of cervix complicating postnatal care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Polyp of cervix in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Polyp of cervix in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Post-episiotomy pain
  • Postnatal acquired sensorineural hearing loss
  • Postnatal vaginal discomfort
  • Postpartum episiotomy pain
  • Postpartum intrapituitary hemorrhage
  • Postpartum maternal death
  • Postpartum uterine hypertrophy
  • Puerperal pelvic cellulitis
  • Quantity of lochia - finding
  • Rectocele - baby delivered
  • Rectocele - delivered with postpartum complication
  • Rectocele complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Rigid perineum complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Rigid perineum in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Septate vagina complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Septate vagina in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Stenosis of cervix complicating postnatal care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Stenosis of cervix in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Stenosis of cervix in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Stenosis of vagina complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Stenosis of vagina in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Sub-involution of uterus
  • Sudden death
  • Sudden death of unknown cause during the puerperium
  • Sudden death, cause unknown
  • Tumor of uterine body complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Tumor of uterine body in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Uterine fibroid - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Uterine fibroid complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Vesicovaginal fistula with involvement of urinary continence mechanism following normal delivery
  • Vesicovaginal fistula with involvement of urinary continence mechanism following obstetric delivery procedure

Convert O90.89 to ICD-9

  • 646.44 - Neuritis of preg-postpar (Approximate Flag)
  • 646.84 - Preg compl NEC-postpart (Approximate Flag)
  • 674.44 - Placental polyp-postpart (Approximate Flag)
  • 674.82 - Puerp comp NEC-del w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 674.84 - Puerp compl NEC-postpart (Approximate Flag)
  • 679.04 - Mat comp in utero-p/p (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Complications of the puerperium, not elsewhere classified (O90)

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


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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