ICD-10-CM Code P12.8
Other birth injuries to scalp
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- P12.8 Other birth injuries to scalp NON-BILLABLE
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).
|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.