Non-specific code 2013 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)
Applies To
  • Fetal metabolic acidemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 656.3:
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