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ICD-10-CM Code P22
Respiratory distress of newborn

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 P22 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of P22 that describes the diagnosis 'respiratory distress of newborn' in more detail.

The ICD code P22 is used to code Infant respiratory distress syndrome

Infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS), also called neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome of newborn, or increasingly surfactant deficiency disorder (SDD), and previously called hyaline membrane disease (HMD), is a syndrome in premature infants caused by developmental insufficiency of surfactant production and structural immaturity in the lungs. It can also be a consequence of neonatal infection. It can also result from a genetic problem with the production of surfactant associated proteins. IRDS affects about 1% of newborn infants and is the leading cause of death in preterm infants. The incidence decreases with advancing gestational age, from about 50% in babies born at 26–28 weeks, to about 25% at 30–31 weeks. The syndrome is more frequent in infants of diabetic mothers and in the second born of premature twins.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Code: D012127
ICD 9 Code: 769
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for P22 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Respiratory arrest of newborn - instead, use code P28.81
Respiratory failure of newborn NOS - instead, use code P28.5

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