Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 669.51
Forceps or vacuum extractor delivery without mention of indication, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition
  • Billable Code
  • Maternity Only Dx (12-55 years)
  • Female Only Dx
  • Short description: Forcep deliv NOS-deliver.
  • ICD-9-CM 669.51 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 669.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Delivered by low forceps delivery
  • Delivered by mid-cavity forceps delivery
  • Delivered by mid-cavity forceps with rotation
  • Deliveries by vacuum extractor
  • Forceps delivery - delivered
  • Vacuum assisted vaginal delivery
  • Vacuum extractor delivery - delivered
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 669.51 is only applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
  • 669.51 is only applicable to female patients.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 669.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM O66.5 Attempted application of vacuum extractor and forceps
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