2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O75.9

Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
  • O75.9 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 O75.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O75.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 O75.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • O75.9 is applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
The following code(s) above O75.9 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 O75.9:
  • O00-O9A
    2020 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
  • O75
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O75

    Other complications of labor and delivery, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • puerperal (postpartum) infection (O86.-)
    • puerperal (postpartum) sepsis (O85)
    Other complications of labor and delivery, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Complication occurring during labor and delivery
  • Complication of labor and delivery, delivered
  • Complication of labor and/or delivery
Clinical Information
  • The occurrence of a pregnancy complication during childbirth, which includes both labor (the process of childbirth) and delivery (the birth itself).
ICD-10-CM O75.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 998 Principal diagnosis invalid as discharge diagnosis

Convert O75.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O75.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O75.9
O75.0 Maternal distress during labor and delivery
O75.1 Shock during or following labor and delivery
O75.2 Pyrexia during labor, not elsewhere classified
O75.3 Other infection during labor
O75.4 Other complications of obstetric surgery and procedures
O75.5 Delayed delivery after artificial rupture of membranes
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

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