Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 768.6
Mild or moderate birth asphyxia
  • Short description: Mild/mod birth asphyxia.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 768.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 768.6: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 768.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P84 Other problems with newborn
768.6 Excludes
Applies To
  • Other specified birth asphyxia (without mention of neurologic involvement)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 768.6:
  • Anoxia 799.02
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • newborn 768.9
      • with neurologic involvement 768.5
      • blue 768.6
      • livida 768.6
      • mild or moderate 768.6
      • pallida 768.5
      • severe 768.5
      • white 768.5
  • Hypoxia (see also Anoxia) 799.02
  • Livida, asphyxia
    • newborn 768.6
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