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ICD-10-CM Code P77.9
Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified

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

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.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Code: D020345
ICD 9 Code: 777.5

Radiograph of an infant with necrotizing enterocolitis

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Coding Notes for P77.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P77.9 - Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P77.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified (exact match)

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.

Parent Code: P77 - Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn

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