ICD-10-CM Code P12.4
Injury of scalp of newborn due to monitoring equipment
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.
P12.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of injury of scalp of newborn due to monitoring equipment. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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-Р15).
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Position of the child is important for normal birthing procedure, head-first birth is preferred.
Coding Notes for P12.4 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.
- Sampling incision of scalp of newborn
- Scalp clip (electrode) injury of newborn
- DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P12.4 - Injury of scalp of newborn due to monitoring equipment'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P12.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code P12.4 and a single ICD9 code, 767.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.