Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 778.5
Other and unspecified edema of newborn
  • Short description: Edema of newborn NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 778.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 778.5 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).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 778.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 778.5: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 778.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P83.30 Unspecified edema specific to newborn
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P83.39 Other edema specific to newborn
Applies To
  • Edema neonatorum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 778.5:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • fetus or newborn 778.5
    • neonatorum 778.5
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