Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 642.50
Severe pre-eclampsia, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable
  • Short description: Severe preeclamp-unspec.
  • ICD-9-CM 642.50 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 642.50 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 642.50.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 642.50: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 642.50 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM O14.10 Severe pre-eclampsia, unspecified trimester
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM O14.20 HELLP syndrome (HELLP), unspecified trimester
Approximate Synonyms
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelets in pregnancy syndrome
  • Preeclampsia, severe (high blood pressure and protein in urine in pregnancy)
  • Severe preeclampsia
  • Severe pre-eclampsia
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