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ICD-10-CM Code P59.9
Neonatal jaundice, unspecified

BILLABLE
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

P59.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of neonatal jaundice, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 P59.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Neonatal physiological jaundice (intense)(prolonged) NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • < 28 days
  • Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)
  • < 29.0 days
  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in infancy (disorder)
  • Elevated total bilirubin (finding)
  • Prolonged newborn physiological jaundice (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P59.9 - Neonatal jaundice, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P59.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Unspecified fetal and neonatal jaundice (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 P59.9 and a single ICD9 code, 774.6 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: P59 - Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/P599