Puerperal sepsis O85

  • O85 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM O85 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O85 - other international versions of ICD-10 O85 may differ.
Applicable To:
  • Postpartum sepsis
  • Puerperal peritonitis
  • Puerperal pyemia
Use Additional:
  • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent
Type 1 Excludes:
  • fever of unknown origin following delivery (O86.4)
  • genital tract infection following delivery (O86.1-)
  • obstetric pyemic and septic embolism (O88.3-)
  • puerperal septic thrombophlebitis (O86.81)
  • urinary tract infection following delivery (O86.2-)
Type 2 Excludes:
  • sepsis during labor (O75.3)

Codes: = Billable

  • O85 Puerperal sepsis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.