ICD-10-CM Code O64.8
Obstructed labor due to other malposition and malpresentation
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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code O64.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'obstructed labor due to oth malposition and malpresentation' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
|0||O64.8XX0||not applicable or unspecified|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code O64 is used to code Obstructed labour
Obstructed labour, also known as labour dystocia, is when, even though the uterus is contracting normally, the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked. Complications for the baby include not getting enough oxygen which may result in death. It increases the risk of the mother getting an infection, having uterine rupture, or having post-partum bleeding. Long term complications for the mother include obstetrical fistula. Obstructed labour is said to result in prolonged labour, when the active phase of labour is longer than twelve hours.
An image of a deformed pelvis, a risk factor for obstructed labour
Coding Notes for O64.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Obstructed labor due to footling presentation
- Obstructed labor due to incomplete breech presentation
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O64.8 - Obstructed labor due to other malposition and malpresentation'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code O64.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.