Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 770.6
Transitory tachypnea of newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB transitory tachypnea.
  • ICD-9-CM 770.6 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 770.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Neonatal transient tachypnea
  • Transient tachypnea (rapid breathing) of newborn
  • Transient tachypnea of newborn
Clinical Information
  • Abnormal increase in respiratory rate in the newborn. It is self-limiting and attributed to the delayed fetal lung fluid clearance often in caesarean section delivery.
770.6 Excludes
  • respiratory distress syndrome (769)
Applies To
  • Idiopathic tachypnea of newborn
  • Wet lung syndrome
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 770.6 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 770.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P22.1 Transient tachypnea of newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 770.6:
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • respiratory distress (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
      • adult (following trauma and surgery) 518.52
      • type II 770.6
    • wet
      • brain (alcoholic) 303.9
      • feet (maceration) (tropical) 991.4
      • lung
  • Tachypnea 786.06
    • newborn (idiopathic) (transitory) 770.6
    • transitory, of newborn 770.6
  • Wet
    • lung (syndrome)
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