2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88.1

Amniotic fluid embolism

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • O88.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM O88.1 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O88.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 O88.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Anaphylactoid syndrome in pregnancy
The following code(s) above O88.1 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 O88.1:
  • O00-O9A
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range O00-O9A

    Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

    • 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
    2023 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 2021 2022 2023 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
Clinical Information
  • Blocking of maternal circulation by amniotic fluid that is forced into uterine veins by strong uterine contraction near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and hypotension that can lead to maternal death.
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
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O88.1
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
O88.211 …… first trimester

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