Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 769
Respiratory distress syndrome in newborn
  • Short description: Respiratory distress syn.
  • ICD-9-CM 769 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 769 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 769.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 769: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Respiratory distress syndrome in neonate
  • Respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn
769 Excludes
  • transient tachypnea of newborn (770.6)
Applies To
  • Cardiorespiratory distress syndrome of newborn
  • Hyaline membrane disease (pulmonary)
  • Idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome [IRDS or RDS] of newborn
  • Pulmonary hypoperfusion syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 769 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P22.0 Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 769:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • hyaline (diffuse) (generalized) 728.9
      • membrane (lung) (newborn) 769
  • Distress
    • respiratory 786.09
      • acute (adult) 518.82
      • adult syndrome (following trauma and surgery) 518.52
      • fetus or newborn 770.89
      • syndrome (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
  • Hyaline
    • membrane (disease) (lung) (newborn) 769
  • IRDS 769
  • RDS 769
  • Respiratory - see also condition
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • cardiorespiratory distress (idiopathic), newborn 769
    • idiopathic cardiorespiratory distress, newborn 769
    • IRDS (idiopathic respiratory distress, newborn) 769
    • pulmonary
      • arteriosclerosis 416.0
      • hypoperfusion (idiopathic) 769
      • renal (hemorrhagic) 446.21
    • RDS (respiratory distress syndrome, newborn) 769
    • respiratory distress (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
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