ICD-9 Code 637.42

Unspecified abortion, complicated by metabolic disorder, complete

Not Valid for Submission

637.42 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified abortion, complicated by metabolic disorder, complete. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 637.42
Short Description:Ab NOS w metab dis-comp
Long Description:Unspecified abortion, complicated by metabolic disorder, complete

Convert 637.42 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • O04.83 - Metabolic disorder following (induced) term of pregnancy

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Ectopic and molar pregnancy and other pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-639)
      • 637 Unspecified abortion

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-9 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Information for Patients


Abortion

An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed health care professional.

The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most healthcare providers advise counseling.

  • Abortion - medical
  • Abortion - surgical
  • Abortion - surgical - aftercare
  • Ending pregnancy with medications

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.