ICD-10: CH 15 Childbirth

ICD-10: CH 15 Childbirth 

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the international standard for classifying diseases and reasons for patient encounters in all types of healthcare settings. The 10th revision (ICD-10) for use in the U.S. is called the ICD-10-CM, which has 2 sections. The Alphabetic Index includes coding assignments arranged alphabetically. In the Tabular List, coding is arranged by body systems and conditions grouped by chapters.

Chapter 15 includes coding information about pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium. This course covers ICD-10-CM guidelines for the second part of Chapter 15 related to childbirth and the puerperium.

To complete this course, learns should have access to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2019, along with the ICD-10-CM Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

American Health Information Management Association


“This program has been approved for 1.00 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.”

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-CB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe ICD-10-CM disease-specific coding for Chapter 15 related to childbirth.
Describe coding from ICD-10-CM Chapters 15 that can be problematic for billing.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Chapter 15: Childbirth and the Puerperium

General Rules for Obstetric Cases



Selection of OB Principle or First-listed Diagnosis


Pre-Existing Conditions

Fetal Conditions Affecting the Management of the Mother



Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use During Childbirth and Puerperium

Poisoning, Toxic Effects, Adverse Effects, and Underdosing in the Pregnant Patient

Sequelae of Complication of Childbirth and the Puerperium

Termination of Pregnancy and Spontaneous Abortions



Section 3: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Staff Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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