Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 622.5
Incompetence of cervix
  • Billable Code
  • Female Only Dx
  • 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.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cervical incompetence, not pregnant
  • Cervical incompetence, patient not presently pregnant
  • Cervical weakness, not pregnant
Clinical Information
  • 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.
622.5 Excludes
  • complicating pregnancy (654.5)
  • that affecting fetus or newborn (761.0)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 622.5 is only applicable to female patients.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 622.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N88.3 Incompetence of cervix uteri
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 622.5:
  • Incompetency, incompetence, incompetent
    • cervix, cervical (os) 622.5
      • in pregnancy 654.5
        • affecting fetus or newborn 761.0
  • Patent - see also Imperfect closure
    • cervix 622.5
      • complicating pregnancy 654.5
        • affecting fetus or newborn 761.0
  • Relaxation
    • cervix (see also Incompetency, cervix) 622.5
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • cervical, cervix 649.7
      • gravid uterus 649.7
      • non-gravid uterus 622.5
        • acquired 622.5
        • congenital 752.49
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