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ICD-10-CM Code O88
Obstetric embolism

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code O88 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of O88 that describes the diagnosis 'obstetric embolism' in more detail.

The ICD code O88 is used to code Embolism

An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, which may be a blood clot, fat globule, gas bubble or foreign material in the bloodstream. This can cause a blockage in a blood vessel. Such a blockage (vascular occlusion) may affect a part of the body distanced from the actual site of the embolism. This is in contrast to a thrombus, which causes a blockage at the site of origin.

Specialty: Vascular Surgery
MeSH Code: D004617
ICD 9 Code: 444.9
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for O88 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Embolism complicating abortion NOS - instead, use code O03.2
Embolism complicating ectopic or molar pregnancy - instead, use code O08.2
Embolism complicating failed attempted abortion - instead, use code O07.2
Embolism complicating induced abortion - instead, use code O04.7
Embolism complicating spontaneous abortion (O03.2, O03.7) - instead, use code O03.2

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O88 - Obstetric embolism'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code O88. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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