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ICD-10-CM Code P59
Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code P59 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of P59 that describes the diagnosis 'neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes' in more detail.


The ICD code P59 is used to code Neonatal jaundice

Neonatal jaundice or Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, or Neonatal icterus (from the Greek word ἴκτερος), attributive adjective: icteric, is a yellowing of the skin and other tissues of a newborn infant. A bilirubin level of more than 85 μmol/l (5 mg/dL) leads to a jaundiced appearance in neonates whereas in adults a level of 34 μmol/l (2 mg/dL) is needed for this to occur. In newborns, jaundice is detected by blanching the skin with pressure applied by a finger so that it reveals underlying skin and subcutaneous tissue. Jaundiced newborns have yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye, and yellowing of the face, extending down onto the chest.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Code: D007567
ICD 9 Code: 773.774

Jaundice in newborn

Coding Notes for P59 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Jaundice due to inborn errors of metabolism - instead, use Section E70-E88
Kernicterus - instead, use code P57.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P59 - Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P59. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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