A 27-year-old female presented for delivery, at 37 weeks gestation. She was found to have fluid leak, and fever. The provider diagnosed an active group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection, which was treated with penicillin. What ICD-10-CM code is assigned for an active GBS infection? Is code assignment affected by the site of the active culture (e.g., GI tract, urinary tract, genital tract)?
Assign codes O98.82, Other maternal infectious and parasitic diseases complicating childbirth, and B95.1, Streptococcus, group B, as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere, for maternal active GBS infection complicating childbirth. Coding professionals should not assign codes based on positive cultures/lab values and/or the site cultured; code assignment is based on the provider’s diagnostic statement of the specified condition.
This code assignment can be found in the Alphabetic Index as follows:
B genitourinary complicating