2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O29.6

Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • O29.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Failed or difficult intubation for anesth during pregnancy
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM O29.6 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O29.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 O29.6 may differ.
The following code(s) above O29.6 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 O29.6:
  • 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
  • O20-O29
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range O20-O29

    Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy

    Type 2 Excludes
    • maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
    • maternal diseases classifiable elsewhere but complicating pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the puerperium (O98-O99)
    Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy
  • O29
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O29

    Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • maternal complications arising from the administration of a general, regional or local anesthetic, analgesic or other sedation during pregnancy
    Type 2 Excludes
    • complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery (O74.-)
    • complications of anesthesia during the puerperium (O89.-)
    Use Additional
    • code, if necessary, to identify the complication
    Complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O29.6:
  • Complication(s) (from) (of)
  • Failure, failed
    • intubation during anesthesia T88.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.4

      Failed or difficult intubation

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • in pregnancy O29.6-
  • Pregnancy (single) (uterine) Z33.1
    - see also Delivery and Puerperal
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z33.1

    Pregnant state, incidental

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Pregnancy NOS
    • Pregnant state NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • complications of pregnancy (O00-O9A)
    • pregnant state, gestational carrier (Z33.3)
    • complicated by (care of) (management affected by)
      • adverse effect anesthesia O29.9-
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O29.9-

        Unspecified complication of anesthesia during pregnancy

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • failed or difficult intubation O29.6-
      • failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia O29.6-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O29.6
O29.40 …… unspecified trimester
O29.41 …… first trimester
O29.42 …… second trimester
O29.43 …… third trimester
O29.5 Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy
O29.5X Other complications of spinal and epidural anesthesia during pregnancy
O29.5X1 …… first trimester
O29.5X2 …… second trimester
O29.5X3 …… third trimester
O29.5X9 …… unspecified trimester
O29.6 Failed or difficult intubation for anesthesia during pregnancy
O29.60 …… unspecified trimester
O29.61 …… first trimester
O29.62 …… second trimester
O29.63 …… third trimester
O29.8 Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
O29.8X Other complications of anesthesia during pregnancy
O29.8X1 …… first trimester
O29.8X2 …… second trimester
O29.8X3 …… third trimester
O29.8X9 …… unspecified trimester

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