ICD-10: CH 15 Pregnancy

ICD-10: CH 15 Pregnancy  

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the international standard for classifying diseases and reasons for patient visits 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 1st part of Chapter 15 related to pregnancy.

To complete this course, learners should have access to the most current ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, 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-PC
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 pregnancy.
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 - Pregnancy

General Rules for Obstetric Cases


Fetus Identification

Selection of OB Principle or 1st Listed Diagnosis

Pre-Existing Conditions Versus Conditions Due to the Pregnancy

Pre-Existing Hypertension in Pregnancy

Fetal Conditions




Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use During Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium

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

The Peripartum and Postpartum Periods

Abuse in a Pregnant Patient


Section 3: Conclusion


Course Contributors




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.
Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Medical Records; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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