Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 770.12
Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Meconium asp w resp symp.
  • ICD-9-CM 770.12 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 770.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Meconium aspiration pneumonia
  • Meconium aspiration pneumonitis
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome NOS
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify any secondary pulmonary hypertension (416.8), if applicable
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 770.12 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 770.12 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P24.01 Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 770.12:
  • Aspiration
    • meconium 770.11
      • with
        • pneumonia 770.12
        • pneumonitis 770.12
        • respiratory symptoms 770.12
      • below vocal cords 770.11
        • with respiratory symptoms 770.12
    • syndrome of newborn (massive) 770.18
      • meconium 770.12
  • Inhalation
    • meconium (fetus or newborn) 770.11
      • with respiratory symptoms 770.12
  • Insufflation
    • meconium 770.11
      • with respiratory symptoms 770.12
  • Meconium
    • aspiration 770.11
      • with
        • pneumonia 770.12
        • pneumonitis 770.12
        • respiratory symptoms 770.12
      • below vocal cords 770.11
        • with respiratory symptoms 770.12
      • syndrome 770.12
    • insufflation 770.11
      • with respiratory symptoms 770.12
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • meconium aspiration 770.12
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • meconium aspiration 770.12
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • aspiration, of newborn (massive) 770.18
      • meconium 770.12
    • meconium
      • aspiration 770.12
      • plug (newborn) NEC 777.1
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