Coding Spotlight - Pregnancy: A provider’s guide to diagnose and code for pregnancy
Pregnancy demonstrates a woman's amazing creative and nurturing powers while providing for the future. Early and regular prenatal care is vital to the health of the baby and the mother.
- In 2016, 7.2% of women who gave birth smoked cigarettes during pregnancy. Prevalence of smoking during pregnancy was highest for women aged 20 through 24 (10.7%), followed by women aged 15 through 19 (8.5%) and 25 through 29 (8.2%).1
- Hypertensive disorders affect up to 10% of pregnancies in the United States.2
- Ectopic pregnancy affects 1 to 2% of all pregnancies and is responsible for 9% of pregnancy‑related deaths in the United States.3
For detailed information on pregnancy coding (risk factors, HEDIS® quality measures for prenatal and postpartum care, and ICD‑10-CM: general coding and documentation), please view the full pregnancy coding guide on our provider website.
- 1 Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db305.htm.
- 2 Hypertension in pregnancy. Retrieved from https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Task-Force-and-Work-Group-Reports/Hypertension-in-Pregnancy.
- 3 Barash J.H., Buchanan E.M., Hillson C. Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy. Retrieved from https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p34.html.
ANV-NL-0020-18 April 2018
September 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - NV