ICD-10-CM Code P37
Other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases
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 P37 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of P37 that describes the diagnosis 'other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases' in more detail.
- P37 Other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code P37 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 P37 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Congenital syphilis - instead, use code A50.-
- Infectious neonatal diarrhea - instead, use Section A00-A09
- Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn - instead, use code P77.-
- Noninfectious neonatal diarrhea - instead, use code P78.3
- Ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococcus - instead, use code A54.31
- Tetanus neonatorum - instead, use Code A33
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P37 - Other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P37. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.