Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 768.9
Unspecified severity of birth asphyxia in liveborn infant
  • Short description: Birth asphyxia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 768.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 768.9: 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Anoxia NOS, in liveborn infant
  • Asphyxia NOS, in liveborn infant
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 768.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P84 Other problems with newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 768.9:
  • Anoxia 799.02
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • birth (see also Asphyxia, newborn) 768.9
    • caul (see also Asphyxia, newborn) 768.9
    • fetal, affecting newborn 768.9
    • mechanical 994.7
      • during birth (see also Distress, fetal) 768.9
    • postnatal (see also Asphyxia, newborn) 768.9
  • Caul over face 768.9
  • Congestion, congestive
    • asphyxia, newborn 768.9
  • Delay, delayed
    • primary respiration 768.9
  • Membrane, membranous - see also condition
    • over face (causing asphyxia), fetus or newborn 768.9
    • unruptured (causing asphyxia) 768.9
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • respiratory (muscle) (system) (tract) 786.09
      • center NEC 344.89
      • congenital 768.9
      • newborn 768.9
  • Veil
    • over face (causing asphyxia) 768.9
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