2021 ICD-10-CM Code O98.7

Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O98.7 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus [hiv] disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. 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:O98.7
Short Description:Human immunodeficiency virus disease compl preg/chldbrth
Long Description:Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Human immunodeficiency virus disease compl preg/chldbrth

Header codes like O98.7 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 human immunodeficiency virus disease compl preg/chldbrth:

  • O98.71 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy
  • O98.711 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, first trimester
  • O98.712 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, second trimester
  • O98.713 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, third trimester
  • O98.719 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O98.72 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating childbirth
  • O98.73 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating 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 O98.7:


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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.

Information for Patients


HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and have HIV/AIDS,there is a risk of passing HIV to your baby. It can happen in three ways:

You can greatly lower that risk by taking HIV/AIDS medicines. These medicines will also help protect your health. Since some medicines are not safe for babies, it is important to talk with your health care provider about which ones you should take. Then you need to make sure you take your medicines regularly.

Your baby will get HIV/AIDS medicines for 4 to 6 weeks after birth. The medicines protect your baby from infection from any HIV that passed from you during childbirth. Your baby will get several tests to check for HIV over the first few months.

Some pregnant women with HIV/AIDS may not know that they have it. So it is important that all women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant have an HIV test as early as possible. Because most pregnant women with HIV/AIDS and their babies take HIV/AIDS medicines, few babies in the United States get HIV.


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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)