2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88.03

Air embolism in the puerperium

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
  • O88.03 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 O88.03 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O88.03 - other international versions of ICD-10 O88.03 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • O88.03 is applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
The following code(s) above O88.03 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 O88.03:
  • 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
  • O85-O92
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range O85-O92

    Complications predominantly related to the puerperium

    Type 2 Excludes
    • mental and behavioral disorders associated with the puerperium (F53.-)
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • puerperal osteomalacia (M83.0)
    Complications predominantly related to the puerperium
  • O88
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88

    Obstetric embolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • embolism complicating abortion NOS (O03.2)
    • embolism complicating ectopic or molar pregnancy (O08.2)
    • embolism complicating failed attempted abortion (O07.2)
    • embolism complicating induced abortion (O04.7)
    • embolism complicating spontaneous abortion (O03.2, O03.7)
    Obstetric embolism
Approximate Synonyms
  • Air embolism postpartum
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) air embolism
ICD-10-CM O88.03 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 O88.03 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 O88.03:
  • Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) I74.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I74.9

    Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • obstetric (in) (pulmonary)
      • puerperal O88.23
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88.23

        Thromboembolism in the puerperium

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
        Applicable To
        • Puerperal (pulmonary) embolism NOS
        • air O88.03

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O88.03
O87.8 Other venous complications in the puerperium
O87.9 Venous complication in the puerperium, unspecified
O88 Obstetric embolism
O88.0 Obstetric air embolism
O88.01 Obstetric air embolism in pregnancy
O88.011 Air embolism in pregnancy, first trimester
O88.012 Air embolism in pregnancy, second trimester
O88.013 Air embolism in pregnancy, third trimester
O88.019 Air embolism in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
O88.02 Air embolism in childbirth
O88.03 Air embolism in the puerperium
O88.1 Amniotic fluid embolism
O88.11 Amniotic fluid embolism in pregnancy
O88.111 …… first trimester
O88.112 …… second trimester
O88.113 …… third trimester
O88.119 …… unspecified trimester
O88.12 …… in childbirth
O88.13 …… in the puerperium
O88.2 Obstetric thromboembolism
O88.21 Thromboembolism in pregnancy

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