2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O72

Postpartum hemorrhage

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • O72 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM O72 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O72 - other international versions of ICD-10 O72 may differ.
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  • hemorrhage after delivery of fetus or infant
The following code(s) above O72 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to O72:
  • O00-O9A
    2019 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
  • Excess blood loss from uterine bleeding associated with obstetric labor or childbirth. It is defined as blood loss greater than 500 ml or of the amount that adversely affects the maternal physiology, such as blood pressure and hematocrit. Postpartum hemorrhage is divided into two categories, immediate (within first 24 hours after birth) or delayed (after 24 hours postpartum).
  • Hemorrhage defined as a blood loss in excess of 500 ml after vaginal delivery or more than 1000 ml after a cesarean delivery.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to O72:
  • Type 2 Excludes: O67
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O67

    Labor and delivery complicated by intrapartum hemorrhage, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • antepartum hemorrhage NEC (O46.-)
    • placenta previa (O44.-)
    • premature separation of placenta [abruptio placentae] (O45.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • postpartum hemorrhage (O72.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O72
O71.3 Obstetric laceration of cervix
O71.4 Obstetric high vaginal laceration alone
O71.5 Other obstetric injury to pelvic organs
O71.6 Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments
O71.7 Obstetric hematoma of pelvis
O71.8 Other specified obstetric trauma
O71.81 Laceration of uterus, not elsewhere classified
O71.82 Other specified trauma to perineum and vulva
O71.89 Other specified obstetric trauma
O71.9 Obstetric trauma, unspecified
O72 Postpartum hemorrhage
O72.0 Third-stage hemorrhage
O72.1 Other immediate postpartum hemorrhage
O72.2 Delayed and secondary postpartum hemorrhage
O72.3 Postpartum coagulation defects
O73 Retained placenta and membranes, without hemorrhage
O73.0 Retained placenta without hemorrhage
O73.1 Retained portions of placenta and membranes, without hemorrhage
O74 Complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery
O74.0 Aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during labor and delivery
O74.1 Other pulmonary complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery

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