ICD-10-CM Code P78.0
Perinatal intestinal perforation
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.
P78.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of perinatal intestinal perforation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code P780 is used to code Meconium peritonitis
Meconium peritonitis refers to rupture of the bowel prior to birth, resulting in fetal stool (meconium) escaping into the surrounding space (peritoneum) leading to inflammation (peritonitis). Despite the bowel rupture, many infants born after meconium peritonitis in utero have normal bowels and have no further issues.
|ICD 9 Code:||777.6|
Coding Notes for P78.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Meconium peritonitis
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- < 28 days
- Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)
- < 8.0 days
- < 29.0 days
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P78.0 - Perinatal intestinal perforation'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P78.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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 777.6 was previously used, P78.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.