Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V24.1
Postpartum care and examination of lactating mother
  • Short description: Postpart care-lactation.
  • ICD-9-CM V24.1 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 V24.1 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 V24.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V24.1: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Breast feeding
  • History of - infant breast fed
  • normal breast feeding
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) care of lactating mother
  • Postpartum care of lactating mother
  • Postpartum care of lactating mother done
Applies To
  • Supervision of lactation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V24.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z39.1 Encounter for care and examination of lactating mother
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V24.1:
  • Care (of)
    • lactation of mother V24.1
  • Examination (general) (routine) (of) (for) V70.9
    • lactating mother V24.1
  • Lactation, lactating (breast) (puerperal) (postpartum)
    • mother (care and/or examination) V24.1
  • Supervision (of)
    • lactation V24.1
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