ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z39.2

Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up

Diagnosis Code Z39.2

ICD-10: Z39.2
Short Description: Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up
Long Description: Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z39.2

Valid for Submission
The code Z39.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Encounter for maternal postpartum care and examination (Z39)

Version 2019 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following 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 - Diagnoses for females only.
Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9
  • V24.2 - Rout postpart follow-up

Present on Admission (POA)
The code Z39.2 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Color of lochia - finding
  • Early postpartum state
  • Finding of consistency of lochia
  • Finding of consistency of lochia
  • Finding of involution of uterus
  • Finding of involution of uterus
  • Finding of involution of uterus
  • Finding of involution of uterus
  • Late postpartum state
  • Lochia absent
  • Lochia ceased
  • Lochia minimal
  • Lochia normal
  • Lochia present
  • Lochia reducing
  • Lochia rubra
  • Lochia scanty
  • Lochia thick
  • Lochia watery
  • Loss of fundal mass after delivery
  • Mid postpartum state
  • No further involution of the uterus
  • P/N - shared care
  • P/N care from consultant
  • P/N care from G.P.
  • Postnatal care greater than 48 hours after birth
  • Postnatal care provider
  • Postnatal care provider
  • Postnatal care provider
  • Postnatal care status
  • Postpartum period, 1 day
  • Postpartum period, 2 days
  • Postpartum period, 3 days
  • Postpartum period, 4 days
  • Postpartum period, 5 days
  • Postpartum period, 6 days
  • Postpartum period, 7 days
  • Postpartum state, 2 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 3 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 4 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 5 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 6 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 7 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 8 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 9 weeks
  • Quantity of lochia - finding
  • Quantity of lochia - finding
  • Uterus involuted
  • Uterus involuting

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z39.2 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Postpartum Care

Also called: Post-pregnancy health

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

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Losing weight after pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Questions to ask your doctor about going home with your baby (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal delivery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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