AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Correction Notice

Puerperal Sepsis due to Obstetrical Wound Infection

In the Fourth Quarter 2018 issue of Coding Clinic, page 23, and Second Quarter 2019 issue, page 39, it was advised to report code O85, Puerperal sepsis, in addition to codes O86.02, Infection of obstetrical surgical wound, deep incisional site, and O86.04, Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure, to capture sepsis due to deep incisional infection of cesarean wound. Is code O85 appropriate for sepsis that occurs in the postpartum period regardless of cause, including surgical wound infections? Are all three codes needed to capture sepsis that occurred due to the obstetrical surgical wound infection? ...

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