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Code: Z34.83
Encounter for supervision of other normal pregnancy, third trimester
Parent Code Notes: Z34
Excludes1: any complication of pregnancy (O00-O9A)
encounter for pregnancy test (Z32.0-)
encounter for supervision of high risk pregnancy (O09.-)

Category Notes
Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z3A)

Coding Guidelines
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)
Note: Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
(a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
(b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.
Cleveland, OH
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I was hoping someone could tell me what does it mean the word other in these two codes:

Z34.83 Encounter for Supervision of other normal pregnancy
O09.892 - Supervision of other high risk pregnancies, second trimester

Does it mean other than her first child or doesn't apply also to other pregnancy like If someone has had a miscarriage, than their pregnancy would be an "other" but they would be having their first child?

you're help appreciated,
thanks in advance.:confused:


True Blue
Columbia, MO
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you count the pregnancy not the number of births so if she had a previous pregnancy that did not result in a live birth it still counts as a pregnancy. so supervision of other pregnancy is other than the first pregnancy regardless of outcome.