Non-specific code 2006 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 656.3
Fetal distress affecting management of mother
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 656.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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656.3 Excludes
  • abnormal fetal acid-base balance (656.8)
  • abnormality in fetal heart rate or rhythm (659.7)
  • fetal bradycardia (659.7)
  • fetal tachycardia (659.7)
  • meconium in liquor (656.8)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 656.3:
  • Acidemia 276.2
    • fetal
      • affecting management of pregnancy 656.3
      • before onset of labor, in liveborn infant 768.2
      • during labor, in liveborn infant 768.3
      • intrauterine 656.3
      • unspecified as to time of onset, in liveborn infant 768.4
  • Pregnancy (single) (uterine) (without sickness) V22.2
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