ICD-9 Code 669.71

Cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

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669.71 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 669.71
Short Description:Cesarean delivery NOS
Long Description:Cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

Convert 669.71 to ICD-10

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

  • O82 - Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Complications occurring mainly in the course of labor and delivery (660-669)
      • 669 Other complications of labor and delivery, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

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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, about one in four women have their babies this way. Most C-sections are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. These include

  • Health problems in the mother
  • The position of the baby
  • Not enough room for the baby to go through the vagina
  • Signs of distress in the baby

C-sections are also more common among women carrying more than one baby.

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. After healing, the incision may leave a weak spot in the wall of the uterus. This could cause problems with an attempted vaginal birth later. However, more than half of women who have a C-section can give vaginal birth later.

  • After a C-section - in the hospital
  • C-section
  • Going home after a C-section
  • Vaginal birth after C-section

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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.