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ICD-10-CM Code P15.9
Birth injury, unspecified

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

P15.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of birth injury, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code P15 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.

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #794 - Neonate with other significant problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P15.9 - Birth injury, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P15.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Birth trauma, unspecified (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 767.9 was previously used, P15.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: P15 - Other birth injuries

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/P159