AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Third Degree Perineal Laceration During Delivery

Codes in subcategory O70.2, Third degree perineal laceration during delivery, have been further expanded to subclassify third degree lacerations as grade IIIa, IIIb or IIIc depending on the severity of the trauma. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), through its collaborative hub, the Women’s Health Registry Alliance (reVITALize), initiative worked on the current classification of 3rd and 4th degree perineal lacerations to advance more robust data collection by moving toward standardization with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The reVITALize definition for perineal lacerations is: 1° - Injury to perineal skin only2° - Injury...

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