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ICD-10-CM Code P12.8
Other birth injuries 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 P12.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of P12.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other birth injuries 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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Neonatal bruising of scalp (disorder)
  • Scalp abrasions due to birth trauma (disorder)
  • Neonatal scalp abrasion (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P12.8 - Other birth injuries to scalp'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P12.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: P12 - Birth injury to scalp

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/P128