2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A34

Obstetrical tetanus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
  • A34 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM A34 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A34 - other international versions of ICD-10 A34 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • A34 is applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
  • A34 is applicable to female patients.
The following code(s) above A34 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 A34:
  • A00-B99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
ICD-10-CM A34 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 769 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses with o.r. Procedure
  • 776 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses without o.r. Procedure

Convert A34 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A34:
  • Type 1 Excludes: A35
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A35

    Other tetanus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tetanus NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
  • Type 2 Excludes: O86
    , O98
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O86

    Other puerperal infections

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • infection during labor (O75.3)
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O98

    Maternal infectious and parasitic diseases classifiable elsewhere but complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • the listed conditions when complicating the pregnant state, when aggravated by the pregnancy, or as a reason for obstetric care
    Type 2 Excludes
    • herpes gestationis (O26.4-)
    • infectious carrier state (O99.82-, O99.83-)
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • puerperal infection (O86.-)
    • puerperal sepsis (O85)
    • when the reason for maternal care is that the disease is known or suspected to have affected the fetus (O35-O36)
    Use Additional
    • code (Chapter 1), to identify specific infectious or parasitic disease

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A34:
  • Puerperal, puerperium (complicated by, complications)
    • tetanus A34
  • Tetanus, tetanic (cephalic) (convulsions) A35
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A35

    Other tetanus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tetanus NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    • with
      • abortion A34
    • obstetrical A34
    • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth A34

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A34
A32.1 Listerial meningitis and meningoencephalitis
A32.11 Listerial meningitis
A32.12 Listerial meningoencephalitis
A32.7 Listerial sepsis
A32.8 Other forms of listeriosis
A32.81 Oculoglandular listeriosis
A32.82 Listerial endocarditis
A32.89 Other forms of listeriosis
A32.9 Listeriosis, unspecified
A33 Tetanus neonatorum
A34 Obstetrical tetanus
A35 Other tetanus
A36 Diphtheria
A36.0 Pharyngeal diphtheria
A36.1 Nasopharyngeal diphtheria
A36.2 Laryngeal diphtheria
A36.3 Cutaneous diphtheria
A36.8 Other diphtheria
A36.81 Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy
A36.82 Diphtheritic radiculomyelitis
A36.83 Diphtheritic polyneuritis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.