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ICD-10-CM Code P38.1
Omphalitis with mild hemorrhage

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

P38.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of omphalitis with mild hemorrhage. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code P38 is used to code Omphalitis of newborn

Omphalitis of newborn is the medical term for inflammation of the umbilical cord stump in the neonatal newborn period, most commonly attributed to a bacterial infection. Typically immediately after an infant is born, the umbilical cord is cut with a small remnant (often referred to as the stump) left behind. Normally the stump separates from the skin within 3–45 days after birth. A small amount of pus-like material is commonly seen at the base of the stump and can be controlled by keeping the stump open to air to dry. Certain bacteria can grow and infect the stump during this process and as a result significant redness and swelling may develop, and in some cases the infection can then spread through the umbilical vessels to the rest of the body. While currently an uncommon anatomical location for infection in the newborn in the United States, it has caused significant morbidity and mortality both historically and in areas where health care is less readily available. In general, when this type of infection is suspected or diagnosed, antibiotic treatment is given, and in cases of serious complications surgical management may be appropriate.

ICD 9 Code: 771.4
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P38.1 - Omphalitis with mild hemorrhage'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P38.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Omphalitis of the newborn (approximate match)

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 P38.1 and a single ICD9 code, 771.4 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: P38 - Omphalitis of newborn

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