A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy where there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby or both. Research indicates that In the USA, high risk pregnancies can result in low birth rates in 8.2% of the 4.3 million babies born each year. A high risk pregnancy if not properly managed, can lead to serious complications, injury and even death.
High-risk pregnancy patients should be reported with a code from Category O09. Supervision of a high-risk pregnancy should be the first listed diagnosis.
Determine the coding terminology and definition of high-risk pregnancies.
Include ALL the following aspects in the discussion:
- List 3-5 of the causes of a high risk pregnancy.
- Identify a high risk pregnancy code.
- Discuss the condition associated with the code.