AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Maternal Care for Abnormalities of Fetal Heart Rate or Rhythm

New codes in subcategory O36.83, Maternal care for abnormalities of fetal heart rate or rhythm, have been created to describe maternal care for abnormalities of fetal heart rate/rhythm during the antepartum period. It is not uncommon for fetal heart rate and/or rhythm abnormalities to occur in the antepartum period. These abnormalities include fetal tachycardia, fetal bradycardia, decelerations of the fetal heart rate, and loss of variability. These abnormalities may be discovered during antenatal testing, such as non-stress test (NST) and contraction stress test (CST). Prior to the creation of these new codes, ICD-10-CM did not provide specific codes...

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