ICD-10-CM Code P36.8
Other bacterial sepsis of newborn
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.
P36.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other bacterial sepsis of newborn. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code P36 is used to code Neonatal infection
neonatal infections are infections of the neonate (newborn) during the neonatal period or first four weeks of birth. neonatal infections may be contracted by transplacental transfer in utero, in the birth canal during delivery (perinatal), or by other means after birth. some neonatal infections are apparent soon after delivery, while others may develop postpartum within the first week or month. some infections acquired in the neonatal period do not become apparent until much later such as hiv, hepatitis b and malaria.
|Specialty:||Infectious Disease, Pediatrics|
26-week gestation, premature infant, weighing <990gm with ventilator
Coding Notes for P36.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
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- Code from category See Code B96 to identify organism
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Neonatal ecthyma gangrenosum (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P36.8 - Other bacterial sepsis of newborn'
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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 P36.8 and a single ICD9 code, 771.81 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.