Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
Complications of labor and delivery
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O60
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- O60 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM O60 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O60 - other international versions of ICD-10 O60 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as O60. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- onset (spontaneous) of labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation
The following code(s) above O60
contain annotation back-references
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
- Note annotations, or
- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to O60
- A disorder characterized by delivery of a viable infant before the normal end of gestation. Typically, viability is achievable between the twentieth and thirty-seventh week of gestation.
- Childbirth before 37 weeks of pregnancy (259 days from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period, or 245 days after fertilization).
- Onset of labor before term but after the fetus has become viable, in humans usually sometime between the 20th and 37th week of gestation.
- Onset of obstetric labor before term (term birth) but usually after the fetus has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of pregnancy. Tocolysis inhibits premature labor and can prevent the birth of premature infants (infant, premature).
- Ouster of a viable infant before the normal end of gestation, commonly defined as interruption of pregnancy between the twentieth-thirty seventh completed weeks after the onset of the last menstrual cycle.
- The birth of an infant of less than 37 weeks for the gestational age.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to O60:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O60
False labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation
…… unspecified trimester
False labor at or after 37 completed weeks of gestation
False labor, unspecified
Preterm labor without delivery
…… unspecified trimester
Preterm labor with preterm delivery
Preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester
…… not applicable or unspecified
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.