2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O60

Preterm labor

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 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 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM O60 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O60 - other international versions of ICD-10 O60 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
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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.
  • false labor (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O47.0

    False labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    O47.0-
    )
  • threatened labor NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O47.0

    False labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    O47.0-
    )
Includes
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"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
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:
  • O00-O9A
    2022 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
Clinical Information
  • 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.
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to O60:
  • Type 1 Excludes: O47
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O47

    False labor

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • Braxton Hicks contractions
    • threatened labor
    Type 1 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O60
O47 False labor
O47.0 False labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation
O47.00 …… unspecified trimester
O47.02 …… second trimester
O47.03 …… third trimester
O47.1 False labor at or after 37 completed weeks of gestation
O47.9 False labor, unspecified
O48 Late pregnancy
O48.0 Post-term pregnancy
O48.1 Prolonged pregnancy
O60 Preterm labor
O60.0 Preterm labor without delivery
O60.00 …… unspecified trimester
O60.02 …… second trimester
O60.03 …… third trimester
O60.1 Preterm labor with preterm delivery
O60.10 Preterm labor with preterm delivery, unspecified trimester
O60.10X0 …… not applicable or unspecified
O60.10X1 …… fetus 1
O60.10X2 …… fetus 2
O60.10X3 …… fetus 3

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