Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 638.8
Failed attempted abortion with unspecified complication
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Maternity Only Dx (12-55 years)
  • Female Only Dx

  • ICD-9-CM 638.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 638.8 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 638.8 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM O07.30 Failed attempted termination of pregnancy with unspecified complications
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 638.8 is only applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
  • 638.8 is only applicable to female patients.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 638.8:
  • Abortion (complete) (incomplete) (inevitable) (with retained products of conception) 637.9
    • failed (legal) 638.9
      • with
        • damage to pelvic organ (laceration) (rupture) (tear) 638.2
        • embolism (air) (amniotic fluid) (blood clot) (pulmonary) (pyemic) (septic) (soap) 638.6
        • genital tract and pelvic infection 638.0
        • hemorrhage, delayed or excessive 638.1
        • metabolic disorder 638.4
        • renal failure (acute) 638.3
        • sepsis (genital tract) (pelvic organ) 638.0
        • shock (postoperative) (septic) 638.5
        • specified complication NEC 638.7
        • toxemia 638.3
        • unspecified complication(s) 638.8
        • urinary tract infection 638.7
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 638.8 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.