ICD-9-CM 622.5 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
ICD-9-CM 622.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Cervical incompetence, not pregnant
Cervical incompetence, patient not presently pregnant
Cervical weakness, not pregnant
Incompetent uterine cervix is usually diagnosed in the second trimester of pregnancy. It is characterized by passive painless cervical dilation in the absence of uterine contraction; bleeding; infection; and sometimes with the amniotic sac (amniotic membrane) bulging through the partially dilated cervix. Left untreated, this condition may lead to premature pregnancy loss, such as habitual abortion.
One that is abnormally prone to dilate in the second trimester of pregnancy, resulting in premature expulsion of the fetus.
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 622.5 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.