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ACS 1550 Discharge/transfer in labour and false Labour

Publication Date: June 2012

ICD 10 AM Edition: Seventh edition

Retired Date: 30/6/2017

Query Number: 2713

Are you able to confirm whether the following advice in retired query #2146 is still current?

The term ‘false labour’ should be documented before assigning the code O47.- False Labour.

Can you also confirm whether or not coders should be referring to the definitions within the standard when determining code assignment?

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VICC query #2146 False labour
ACS 1550 Discharge/transfer in labour


VICC considers that the advice provided in retired VICC query #2146 False labour is still current and is reproduced below:
ACS 1550 Discharge/transfer in labour overrides clinical advice.

It is important to note that this standard applies when there is documentation of labour and the patient is transferred or discharged home.

If labour is documented as false labour, then this should be coded to O47.x False labour.

If not documented as false labour, the correct code to assign is Z34.x Supervision of normal pregnancy.

Coders should assign codes based on the documentation in the record and the advice in ACS 1550 Discharge/Transfer in labour.