ICD-10-CM Code P12.9
Birth injury to scalp, unspecified
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.
P12.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of birth injury to scalp, unspecified. 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).
|ICD 9 Code:||767|
Position of the child is important for normal birthing procedure, head-first birth is preferred.
- DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Neonatal scalp injury (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P12.9 - Birth injury to scalp, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P12.9. 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 P12.9 and a single ICD9 code, 767.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.