2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.2

Third degree perineal laceration during delivery

    2016 2017 - Converted to Parent Code 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • O70.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM O70.2 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O70.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 O70.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.1

    Second degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving pelvic floor
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving perineal muscles
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving vaginal muscles
    Type 1 Excludes
    • perineal laceration involving anal sphincter (O70.2)
    O70.1
    , also involving anal sphincter
  • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.1

    Second degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving pelvic floor
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving perineal muscles
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving vaginal muscles
    Type 1 Excludes
    • perineal laceration involving anal sphincter (O70.2)
    O70.1
    , also involving rectovaginal septum
  • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.1

    Second degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving pelvic floor
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving perineal muscles
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving vaginal muscles
    Type 1 Excludes
    • perineal laceration involving anal sphincter (O70.2)
    O70.1
    , also involving sphincter NOS
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 O70.2. 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.
  • anal sphincter tear during delivery without third degree perineal laceration (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.4

    Anal sphincter tear complicating delivery, not associated with third degree laceration

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anal sphincter tear with third degree perineal laceration (O70.2)
    O70.4
    )
  • perineal laceration involving anal or rectal mucosa (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.3

    Fourth degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving anal mucosa
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving rectal mucosa
    O70.3
    )
The following code(s) above O70.2 contain annotation back-references
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 O70.2:
  • O00-O9A
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range O00-O9A

    Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

    Note
    • CODES FROM THIS CHAPTER ARE FOR USE ONLY ON MATERNAL RECORDS, NEVER ON NEWBORN RECORDS
    • Codes from this chapter are for use for conditions related to or aggravated by the pregnancy, childbirth, or by the puerperium (maternal causes or obstetric causes)
    • Trimesters are counted from the first day of the last menstrual period. They are defined as follows:
    • 1st trimester- less than 14 weeks 0 days
    • 2nd trimester- 14 weeks 0 days to less than 28 weeks 0 days
    • 3rd trimester- 28 weeks 0 days until delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • supervision of normal pregnancy (Z34.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • mental and behavioral disorders associated with the puerperium (F53.-)
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • postpartum necrosis of pituitary gland (E23.0)
    • puerperal osteomalacia (M83.0)
    Use Additional
    • code from category Z3A, Weeks of gestation, to identify the specific week of the pregnancy, if known.
    Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • O70
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70

    Perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • episiotomy extended by laceration
    Type 1 Excludes
    • obstetric high vaginal laceration alone (O71.4)
    Perineal laceration during delivery
Approximate Synonyms
  • Third degree perineal laceration
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): Deleted code
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to O70.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: O70.1
    , O70.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.1

    Second degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving pelvic floor
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving perineal muscles
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.0, also involving vaginal muscles
    Type 1 Excludes
    • perineal laceration involving anal sphincter (O70.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.4

    Anal sphincter tear complicating delivery, not associated with third degree laceration

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • anal sphincter tear with third degree perineal laceration (O70.2)
  • Applicable To: O70.3
    , O70.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.3

    Fourth degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving anal mucosa
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving rectal mucosa
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O70.3

    Fourth degree perineal laceration during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving anal mucosa
    • Perineal laceration, rupture or tear during delivery as in O70.2, also involving rectal mucosa
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O70.2
O69.9XX0 …… not applicable or unspecified
O69.9XX1 …… fetus 1
O69.9XX2 …… fetus 2
O69.9XX3 …… fetus 3
O69.9XX4 …… fetus 4
O69.9XX5 …… fetus 5
O69.9XX9 …… other fetus
O70 Perineal laceration during delivery
O70.0 First degree perineal laceration during delivery
O70.1 Second degree perineal laceration during delivery
O70.2 Third degree perineal laceration during delivery
O70.20 …… unspecified
O70.21 …… IIIa
O70.22 …… IIIb
O70.23 …… IIIc
O70.3 Fourth degree perineal laceration during delivery
O70.4 Anal sphincter tear complicating delivery, not associated with third degree laceration
O70.9 Perineal laceration during delivery, unspecified
O71 Other obstetric trauma
O71.0 Rupture of uterus (spontaneous) before onset of labor
O71.00 Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, unspecified trimester

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