ICD-10-CM Code P77.9
Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn OnlyCode is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
P77.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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
Coding Notes for P77.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, NOS
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P77.9 - Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 777.50 was previously used, P77.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.