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ICD-10-CM Code P11.5
Birth injury to spine and spinal cord

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

P11.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of birth injury to spine and spinal cord. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code P11 is used to code Birth trauma (physical)

Birth trauma (BT) refers to damage of the tissues and organs of a newly delivered child, often as a result of physical pressure or trauma during childbirth. The term also encompasses the long term consequences, often of a cognitive nature, of damage to the brain or cranium. Medical study of birth trauma dates to the 16th century, and the morphological consequences of mishandled delivery are described in Renaissance-era medical literature. Birth injury occupies a unique area of concern and study in the medical canon. In ICD-10 "birth trauma" occupied 49 individual codes (P10-ла15).

Specialty: Pediatrics
ICD 9 Code: 767

Position of the child is important for normal birthing procedure, head-first birth is preferred.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for P11.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Fracture of spine due to birth injury

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Spastic paralysis due to spinal birth injury (disorder)
  • Spinal cord laceration due to birth trauma (disorder)
  • Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)
  • <= 28.0 days

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Injury to spine and spinal cord due to birth trauma (exact match)

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 767.4 was previously used, P11.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: P11 - Other birth injuries to central nervous system

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/P115