Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 770.18
Other fetal and newborn aspiration with respiratory symptoms
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB asp w resp symp NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 770.18 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 770.18 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Other aspiration pneumonia
  • Other aspiration pneumonitis
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify any secondary pulmonary hypertension (416.8), if applicable
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 770.18 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 770.18 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P24.81 Other neonatal aspiration with respiratory symptoms
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 770.18:
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
  • Aspiration
    • contents of birth canal 770.17
      • with respiratory symptoms 770.18
    • syndrome of newborn (massive) 770.18
  • Mucus
    • asphyxia or suffocation (see also Asphyxia, mucus) 933.1
      • newborn 770.18
    • plug (see also Asphyxia, mucus) 933.1
      • aspiration, of newborn 770.17
      • tracheobronchial 519.19
        • newborn 770.18
  • 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
    • congenital (infective) 770.0
      • aspiration 770.18
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
  • Strangulation, strangulated 994.7
    • mucus (see also Asphyxia, mucus) 933.1
      • newborn 770.18
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • aspiration, of newborn (massive) 770.18
    • massive aspiration of newborn 770.18
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