Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 768.3
Fetal distress first noted during labor and delivery, in liveborn infant
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Fetal distrs dur lab/del.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.3 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 768.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Fetal metabolic acidemia first noted during labor and delivery, in liveborn infant
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 768.3 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 768.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P19.1 Metabolic acidemia in newborn first noted during labor
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 768.3:
  • Acidemia 276.2
    • fetal
      • affecting management of pregnancy 656.3
      • before onset of labor, in liveborn infant 768.2
      • during labor and delivery, in liveborn infant 768.3
      • intrauterine 656.3
      • unspecified as to time of onset, in liveborn infant 768.4
  • Distress
    • fetal (syndrome) 768.4
      • affecting management of pregnancy or childbirth 656.8
      • liveborn infant 768.4
        • first noted
          • before onset of labor 768.2
          • during labor and delivery 768.3
      • stillborn infant (death before onset of labor) 768.0
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