ICD-10-CM Code Z38

Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of delivery

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z38 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of delivery. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z38
Short Description:Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del
Long Description:Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of delivery

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

  • Z38.0 - Single liveborn infant, born in hospital
  • Z38.00 - Single liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.01 - Single liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.1 - Single liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.2 - Single liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth
  • Z38.3 - Twin liveborn infant, born in hospital
  • Z38.30 - Twin liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.31 - Twin liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.4 - Twin liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.5 - Twin liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth
  • Z38.6 - Other multiple liveborn infant, born in hospital
  • Z38.61 - Triplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.62 - Triplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.63 - Quadruplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.64 - Quadruplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.65 - Quintuplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.66 - Quintuplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.68 - Other multiple liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.69 - Other multiple liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.7 - Other multiple liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.8 - Other multiple liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth

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 Z38:

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.
  • This category is for use as the principal code on the initial record of a newborn baby. It is to be used for the initial birth record only. It is not to be used on the mother's record.

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del (Z38)

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


Childbirth

When you are ready to have your baby, you'll go through labor. Labor is the process of giving birth. Signs that you might be going into labor include

  • Contractions that are regular then start to come closer together
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Low, dull backache
  • Abdominal cramps

Call your health care provider if you have any of these signs, even if it is before your due date. Preterm labor can start before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.

Labor happens in three stages. The first stage begins with contractions. It continues until your cervix has become thinner and dilated (stretched) to about 4 inches wide. The second stage is the active stage, in which you begin to push downward. Crowning is when your baby's scalp comes into view. Shortly afterward, your baby is born. In the third stage, you deliver the placenta. The placenta is the organ that supplied food and oxygen to your baby during pregnancy.

Mothers and babies are monitored closely during labor. Most women are able to have a baby through normal vaginal delivery. If there are complications, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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