View ICD-10CM Pregnancy Codes for pregnancy induced hypertension, ectopic pregnancy, normal pregnancy, pregnancy with twins and other types of pregnancies.

ICD-10 codes are the latest version of codes for medical billing and coding that are set to take over from ICD-9 as of the 1st of October 2014. There has been an expansion in the codes with ICD-10 set to boost of 68,000 codes as compared to 13000 in ICD-9.

ICD-10 codes for pregnancy have also seen a major revision with addition of new codes to make billing and coding more specific. The major difference that is evident between ICD-10 codes for pregnancy In ICD-9 and ICD-10 is that, ICD-9 obstetrics are mainly classified depending on whether a patient delivered during the encounter While ICD-10 are classified depending on the trimester of the pregnancy.

ICD-10 Codes for Pregnancy, Induced Hypertension, new Born and Abortion

There was need to revise the ICD codes to reflect the advances in medicine and medical technology to capture more health conditions affecting different patients. ICD-10 is especially beneficial for obstetrics and gynecology coding as it provides more clarity. Some of the obstetrical coding that will be evident in ICD-10 includes the elimination of episodes of care for obstetric codes and changes in time frames:
  • Abortion vs. Fetal death (20 weeks)
  • Early vs. Late pregnancy (20 weeks)

ICD-10 Codes for Pregnancy, Induced Hypertension, new Born and Abortion

ICD-10 features codes that denote specific fetus and multiple gestation pregnancies allowing pregnancy trimester to be designated. O26.851 icd-10 code will replace 649.53 in ICD-9 in specifying any form of complication about a pregnancy in the first trimester. 026.852 will specify complications in the second trimester while 026.853 will specify complications in the third trimester. 026.859 is a unique ICD-10 code on its own as it will be mandated to specify any form of complicated pregnancy in unspecified trimester.

ICD-10 Codes for Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Different pregnancies come with different conditions that will need to be reported adequately, it is for this reason that any form of Tubal pregnancy will be specified by ICD-10 code 000.1. If a new born is suspected of being affected by mal-presentation before labor, then the condition will be specified by ICD-10 code P01.7. Any pregnancy induced by hypertension without a significant proteinuria in the second trimester will be specified by the code 013.2 while any form of Endometriosis of the ovary will be specified by ICD-10 code N80.1

ICD-10 Codes for Pregnancy and new Born

Z38.1 is an ICD-10 code that has been mandated with the responsibility of reporting any single live born infant that is born outside the hospital. There are situations where a mother might continue to use alcohol during the periods leading to child birth, during this period a baby may be affected by alcohol. In this situation ICD-1O code P04.3 will be used to specify the condition. If a new born is born with low weight, P07.16 will be used in this case while P96.1 will be used for any form of Neonatal withdrawal symptoms from maternal use of drugs and addiction.

ICD-10 Codes for Abortion and High Risk Pregnancy

Any pregnancy with a form of abortive outcome will be specified by codes 000-008 depending on the cause of the abortion while 009 will be used to specify any high risk pregnancy. Other ICD 10 codes for pregnancy worth noting include:
  • O10–O16, Edema, proteinuria, and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium.
  • O20–O29, Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy.
  • O30–O48, Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems.
  • O60–O77, Complications of labor and delivery.
  • O80, O82, Encounter for delivery.
  • O85–O92, Complications predominantly related to the puerperium.
  • O94–O9A, Other obstetric conditions, not elsewhere classified.
ICD-10-CM officially replaced the ICD-9-CM on October 1 2015, therefore, Medical Billers or Medical coders should use 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes now.

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