Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 771.3
Tetanus neonatorum
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • ICD-9-CM 771.3 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 771.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
771.3 Excludes
  • hypocalcemic tetany (775.4)
Applies To
  • Tetanus omphalitis
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 771.3 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 771.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A33 Tetanus neonatorum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 771.3:
  • Omphalitis (congenital) (newborn) 771.4
    • tetanus 771.3
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • umbilical (newborn) (organism unspecified) 771.89
      • tetanus 771.3
  • Tetanus, tetanic (cephalic) (convulsions) 037
    • neonatorum 771.3
  • Trismus 781.0
    • neonatorum 771.3
    • newborn 771.3
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