ICD-10-CM Code P77
Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn
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 P77 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of P77 that describes the diagnosis 'necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn' in more detail.
- P77 Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code P77 is used to code Necrotizing enterocolitis
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a medical condition primarily seen in premature infants, where portions of the bowel undergo necrosis (tissue death). It occurs postnatally (i.e. it is not seen in stillborn infants) and is the second most common cause of mortality in premature infants, causing 342 deaths in the United States in 2012, down from 386 in 2011.
|ICD 9 Code:||777.5|
Radiograph of an infant with necrotizing enterocolitis
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus OR newborn (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P77 - Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P77. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.