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ICD-10-CM Code O88.02
Air embolism in childbirth

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

O88.02 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of air embolism in childbirth. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code O880 is used to code Air embolism

An air embolism, or more generally gas embolism, is a pathological condition caused by a gas bubble, or bubbles, in a vascular system although an embolism in a medical context refers to any large moving mass or defect in the blood stream. Air embolisms may also occur in the xylem of vascular plants, especially when suffering from water stress.

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
MeSH Codes: D004618, D004618
ICD 9 Codes: 673.0, 999.1
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #767-768 - Vaginal delivery with sterilization and or d&c.
  • DRG Group #767-768 - Vaginal delivery with operating room procedure except steril and or d&c.
  • DRG Group #774 - Vaginal delivery with complicating diagnoses.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O88.02 - Air embolism in childbirth'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code O88.02. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Obstetrical air embolism, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition (approximate match)
Obstetrical air embolism, delivered, with mention of postpartum complication (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 O88.02 and a single ICD9 code, 673.02 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: O88.0 - Obstetric air embolism

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