ICD-10-CM Code O24.42
Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code O24.42 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of O24.42 that describes the diagnosis 'gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth' in more detail.
- O24.42 Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code O24 is used to code Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes also known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels during pregnancy (especially during their third trimester). Gestational diabetes is caused when insulin receptors do not function properly. This is likely due to pregnancy-related factors such as the presence of human placental lactogen that interferes with susceptible insulin receptors. This in turn causes inappropriately elevated blood sugar levels.
|Specialty:||Obstetrics And Endocrinology|
|ICD 9 Code:||648.8|
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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O24.42 - Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth'
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