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ICD-10-CM Code P12
Birth injury to scalp

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code P12 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of P12 that describes the diagnosis 'birth injury to scalp' in more detail.


The ICD code P12 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.


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