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ICD-10-CM Code O88.3
Obstetric pyemic and septic embolism

NON-BILLABLE
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 O88.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of O88.3 that describes the diagnosis 'obstetric pyemic and septic 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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'O88.3 - Obstetric pyemic and septic embolism'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code O88.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: O88 - Obstetric embolism

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/O883