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ICD-10-CM Code O03.87
Sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Female Only
Female Only
Code is only used for female patients.
Maternity Only
Maternity Only
Code is only used for diagnoses related to pregnancy.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

O03.87 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code O03 is used to code Miscarriage

Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently. Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth. The most common symptoms of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding. This may occur with or without pain. Tissue or clot like material may also come out the vagina. Sadness, anxiety, and guilt may also occur.

Specialty: Obstetrics And Gynecology
MeSH Code: D000022
ICD 9 Code: 634

A human embryo at about six weeks after conception, i.e. eight weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP)

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for O03.87 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify infectious agent See Section B95-B97
Code to identify severe sepsis, if applicable See code R65.2-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Septic or septicopyemic embolism following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion - instead, use code O03.7

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #770 - Abortion with d&c, aspiration curettage or hysterotomy.
  • DRG Group #779 - Abortion without d&c.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O03.87 - Sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code O03.87. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Spontaneous abortion, complicated by genital tract and pelvic infection, unspecified (approximate match)
Spontaneous abortion, complicated by genital tract and pelvic infection, complete (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code O03.87 and a single ICD9 code, 634.02 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: O03.8 - Other and unspecified complications following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion

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