Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 771.6
Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Neonatal conjunctivitis.
  • ICD-9-CM 771.6 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 771.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Neonatal conjunctivitis
771.6 Excludes
  • ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococcus (098.40)
Applies To
  • Ophthalmia neonatorum NOS
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 771.6 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 771.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P39.1 Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 771.6:
  • Blennorrhea (acute) 098.0
    • inclusion (neonatal) (newborn) 771.6
  • Conjunctivitis (exposure) (infectious) (nondiphtheritic) (pneumococcal) (pustular) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) NEC 372.30
    • infantile 771.6
    • neonatal 771.6
  • Dacryocystitis 375.30
    • neonatal 771.6
  • Inclusion
    • blennorrhea (neonatal) (newborn) 771.6
  • Ophthalmia (see also Conjunctivitis) 372.30
    • neonatorum, newborn 771.6
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