Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 770.81
Primary apnea of newborn
  • ICD-9-CM 770.81 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 770.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Primary sleep apnea of newborn
  • Sleep apnea, primary, neonatal
Applies To
  • Apneic spells of newborn NOS
  • Essential apnea of newborn
  • Sleep apnea of newborn
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 770.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P28.3 Primary sleep apnea of newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 770.81:
  • Apnea, apneic (spells) 786.03
    • newborn, neonatorum 770.81
      • essential 770.81
      • obstructive 770.82
      • primary 770.81
      • sleep 770.81
      • specified NEC 770.82
  • Newborn (infant) (liveborn)
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