Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 768.72
Moderate hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Short description: Mod hypox-ischem enceph.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 768.72 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 768.72: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 768.72 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P91.62 Moderate hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 768.72:
  • Damage
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • hypoxic - see also Damage, brain, anoxic
  • HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) 768.70
    • moderate 768.72
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) 768.70
    • moderate 768.72
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