ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O82

Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication

Diagnosis Code O82

ICD-10: O82
Short Description: Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication
Long Description: Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O82

Valid for Submission
The code O82 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication (O82)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O82 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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.

  • Cesarean delivery - delivered
  • Cesarean section - pregnancy at term
  • Delivered by cesarean section - pregnancy at term
  • Deliveries by cesarean
  • Delivery by cesarean hysterectomy
  • Delivery by emergency cesarean section

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Cesarean Section

    Also called: C-section

    A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, almost one in three women has their babies this way. Some C-sections are planned, but many are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. Reasons for a C-section may include

    • Health problems in the mother
    • The mother carrying more than one baby
    • The size or position of the baby
    • The baby's health is in danger
    • Labor is not moving along as it should

    The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. It can raise the risk of having difficulties with future pregnancies. Some women may have problems attempting a vaginal birth later. Still, many women are able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

    NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    • After a C-section - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Going home after a C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Vaginal birth after C-section (Medical Encyclopedia)

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