2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88.33

Pyemic and septic embolism in the puerperium

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
  • O88.33 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM O88.33 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O88.33 - other international versions of ICD-10 O88.33 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • O88.33 is applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
  • O88.33 is applicable to female patients.
The following code(s) above O88.33 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 O88.33:
  • 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
  • O85-O92
    2019 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 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
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) pyemic and septic embolism (infection and clot)
  • Pyemic and septic embolism postpartum
ICD-10-CM O88.33 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 769 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses with o.r. Procedure
  • 776 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses without o.r. Procedure

Convert O88.33 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O88.33:
  • Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) I74.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I74.9

    Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery

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

        Thromboembolism in the puerperium

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years) Female Dx
        Applicable To
        • Puerperal (pulmonary) embolism NOS
        • pyemic O88.33
        • septic O88.33

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O88.33
O88.219 …… unspecified trimester
O88.22 Thromboembolism in childbirth
O88.23 Thromboembolism in the puerperium
O88.3 Obstetric pyemic and septic embolism
O88.31 Pyemic and septic embolism in pregnancy
O88.311 …… first trimester
O88.312 …… second trimester
O88.313 …… third trimester
O88.319 …… unspecified trimester
O88.32 Pyemic and septic embolism in childbirth
O88.33 Pyemic and septic embolism in the puerperium
O88.8 Other obstetric embolism
O88.81 Other embolism in pregnancy
O88.811 …… first trimester
O88.812 …… second trimester
O88.813 …… third trimester
O88.819 …… unspecified trimester
O88.82 Other embolism in childbirth
O88.83 Other embolism in the puerperium
O89 Complications of anesthesia during the puerperium
O89.0 Pulmonary complications of anesthesia during the puerperium

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