ICD-10-CM Code P39
Other infections specific to the perinatal period
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 P39 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of P39 that describes the diagnosis 'other infections specific to the perinatal period' in more detail.
- P39 Other infections specific to the perinatal period NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code P39 is used to code Vertically transmitted infection
A vertically transmitted infection is an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or in rare cases, parasites transmitted directly from the mother to an embryo, fetus, or baby during pregnancy or childbirth. It can occur when the mother gets an infection as an intercurrent disease in pregnancy. Nutritional deficiencies may exacerbate the risks of perinatal infection.
|ICD 9 Code:||771|
Micrograph of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the placenta (CMV placentitis), a vertically transmitted infection: The characteristic large nucleus of a CMV-infected cell is seen off-centre at the bottom-right of the image, H&E stain.
Coding Notes for P39 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify organism or specific infection
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P39 - Other infections specific to the perinatal period'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P39. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.