• 1.  O34.219 or Z98.891

    Posted 08-04-2023 11:56

    My question is regarding  Repeat Low Transverse Cesarean Delivery ICD 10 codes. Which one should be used Z98.891 or O34.219.

    Barbara Rodenius

  • 2.  RE: O34.219 or Z98.891

    Posted 08-05-2023 17:03

    Hi Barbara,

    I would use O34.211 (Maternal care for low transverse scar from previous cesarean delivery). You could use Z98.891 (History of uterine scar from previous surgery) but the O code is more specific &/or appropriate for billing.

    Hope this helps.


    Fadi BSAT, MD, FAIUM
    Chair, SMFM Practice Management Committee
    Past Chair, SMFM Coding Committee

  • 3.  RE: O34.219 or Z98.891

    Posted 08-06-2023 11:15
    Thank you. My doctor started using this Z98.891code more, since related to current visits it should be O34.219. So for a PP visit they can use Z98.891. 

  • 4.  RE: O34.219 or Z98.891

    Posted 08-07-2023 13:01

    Hi Barbara, 

    I concur to use the O34.219 code for the repeat cesarean delivery (rather than the Z code; whenever there is an applicable O code, it is recommended to use the O code rather than the Z code). For the PP visit, you may use the Z code since she is no longer pregnant technically. 

    Thank you for your question! We hope this information has helped your practice. 


    Steve Rad, MD, FACOG
    Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
    Los Angeles, CA