Hint: You must include an outcome code.
When you report the cesarean delivery code in ICD-10, you’ll have one option – but make sure you include these additional codes as well.
A cesarean delivery means the physician makes one or more incisions through the mother’s abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies.
Currently, you will choose a cesarean delivery code from one of two options:
- 669.70, Cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable
- 669.71, Cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, delivered, with or without antepartum condition.
ICD-10:In the future, you will use only one option: O82 (Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication). In other words, your two cesarean delivery codes “without indication” become one code in ICD-10: O82.
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