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Coding Tip of the Month – March 2017


An elderly primigravida mother is admitted at term and has a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. What ICD-10-CM code(s) would be assigned to this visit?


O80 Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery


ICD-10-CM Guideline I.C.15.b.2 Codes from category O09, Supervision of high-risk pregnancy, are itended for use only during prenatal period. For complications during the labor or delivery episode as a result of high-risk pregnancy, assign the applicable complication codes from Chapter 15. If there are no complications during the labor or delivery episode, assign code O80, Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery.


Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2016, P. 150