2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O77.9

Labor and delivery complicated by fetal stress, unspecified

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
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 O77.9. 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.
  • abnormality of fetal acid-base balance (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O68

    Labor and delivery complicated by abnormality of fetal acid-base balance

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Fetal acidemia complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal acidosis complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal alkalosis complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal metabolic acidemia complicating labor and delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fetal stress NOS (O77.9)
    • labor and delivery complicated by electrocardiographic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    • labor and delivery complicated by ultrasonic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormality in fetal heart rate or rhythm (O76)
    • labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid (O77.0)
    O68
    )
  • abnormality in fetal heart rate or rhythm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O76

    Abnormality in fetal heart rate and rhythm complicating labor and delivery

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Depressed fetal heart rate tones complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal bradycardia complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal heart rate decelerations complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal heart rate irregularity complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal heart rate abnormal variability complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal tachycardia complicating labor and delivery
    • Non-reassuring fetal heart rate or rhythm complicating labor and delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fetal stress NOS (O77.9)
    • labor and delivery complicated by electrocardiographic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    • labor and delivery complicated by ultrasonic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    Type 2 Excludes
    O76
    )
  • fetal metabolic acidemia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O68

    Labor and delivery complicated by abnormality of fetal acid-base balance

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Fetal acidemia complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal acidosis complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal alkalosis complicating labor and delivery
    • Fetal metabolic acidemia complicating labor and delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fetal stress NOS (O77.9)
    • labor and delivery complicated by electrocardiographic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    • labor and delivery complicated by ultrasonic evidence of fetal stress (O77.8)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormality in fetal heart rate or rhythm (O76)
    • labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid (O77.0)
    O68
    )
The following code(s) above O77.9 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 O77.9:
  • O00-O9A
    2018 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
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM O77.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert O77.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to O77.9:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O77.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O77.9
O75.8 Other specified complications of labor and delivery
O75.81 Maternal exhaustion complicating labor and delivery
O75.82 Onset (spontaneous) of labor after 37 completed weeks of gestation but before 39 completed weeks gestation, with delivery by (planned) cesarean section
O75.89 Other specified complications of labor and delivery
O75.9 Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified
O76 Abnormality in fetal heart rate and rhythm complicating labor and delivery
O77 Other fetal stress complicating labor and delivery
O77.0 Labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid
O77.1 Fetal stress in labor or delivery due to drug administration
O77.8 Labor and delivery complicated by other evidence of fetal stress
O77.9 Labor and delivery complicated by fetal stress, unspecified
O80 Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery
O82 Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication
O85 Puerperal sepsis
O86 Other puerperal infections
O86.0 Infection of obstetric surgical wound
O86.1 Other infection of genital tract following delivery
O86.11 Cervicitis following delivery
O86.12 Endometritis following delivery
O86.13 Vaginitis following delivery
O86.19 Other infection of genital tract following delivery

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