ICD-10-CM Code P57
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 P57 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of P57 that describes the diagnosis 'kernicterus' in more detail.
The ICD code P57 is used to code Kernicterus
Kernicterus is a bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction. Bilirubin is a highly neurotoxic substance that may become elevated in the serum, a condition known as hyperbilirubinemia. Hyperbilirubinemia may cause bilirubin to accumulate in the gray matter of the central nervous system, potentially causing irreversible neurological damage. Depending on the level of exposure, the effects range from clinically unnoticeable to severe brain damage and even death. Newborns are especially vulnerable to hyperbilirubinemia-induced neurological damage and therefore must be carefully monitored for alterations in their serum bilirubin levels.
|MeSH Codes:||D007647, D007647|
|ICD 9 Codes:||773.4, 774.7|
MRI of the head. Hyperintense basal ganglia lesions on T2-weighted images.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P57 - Kernicterus'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P57. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.