ICD-10-CM Code P08.21
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn OnlyCode is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
P08.21 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of post-term newborn. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code P082 is used to code Postterm pregnancy
Postmaturity is the condition of a baby that has not yet been born after 42 weeks of gestation, two weeks beyond the normal 40. Post-term, postmaturity, prolonged pregnancy, and post-dates pregnancy all refer to postmature birth. Post-mature births can carry risks for both the mother and the infant, including fetal malnutrition. After the 42nd week of gestation, the placenta, which supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother, starts aging and will eventually fail. If the fetus passes its fecal matter, which is not typical until after birth, and breathes it in, it could become sick with meconium aspiration syndrome. Postterm pregnancy may be a reason to induce labor.
|ICD 9 Code:||766.22|
Coding Notes for P08.21 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Newborn with gestation period over 40 completed weeks to 42 completed weeks
- DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P08.21 - Post-term newborn'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 766.21 was previously used, P08.21 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.