As there are many new CPT codes in 2018, we have to start updating our-self with new diagnosis codes. The most important section in diagnosis coding is the Pregnancy codes. Yes, there has been lot of changes in the pregnancy chapter.

Coding of breast mass or lump has become more specific in 2018. Similarly, the new specific Z codes for antenatal screening has been added in 2018. Also, you would have learnt now Z3A codes should not be used with the abortion codes in 2018. Some of the codes have been revised in this chapter.

New Revised ICD 10 codes for Ectopic Pregnancy in 2018

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New ICD 10 codes for Tubal or Ectopic Pregnancy 2018

Yes, ectopic pregnancy codes have been revised to be more specific to code for right or left structure. So, the codes will the changed from 5 digits to 6 digits in length and the codes O00.10, O00.11, O00.20, and O00.21 will no longer be valid. Below is the list of the revised ICD 10 codes.

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  • O00.1, Tubal pregnancy
    • O00.10, Tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.101, Right tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.102, Left tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.109, Unspecified tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
    • O00.11, Tubal pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.111, Right tubal pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.112, Left tubal pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.119, Unspecified tubal pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
  • O00.2, Ovarian pregnancy
    • O00.20, Ovarian pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.201, Right ovarian pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.202, Left ovarian pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.209, Unspecified ovarian pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy
    • O00.21, Ovarian pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.211, Right ovarian pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.212, Left ovarian pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy
      • O00.219, Unspecified ovarian pregnancy with intrauterine pregnancy

Now, you have more specific codes for coding the pregnancy diagnosis.

Be careful while using the updated codes, the coder should use only the new or revised codes  for DOS (date of service) on or after 1st October 2017. 

Use old ICD 10 codes only for reports of DOS before 1st October 2017.