Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 771.81
Septicemia [sepsis] of newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB septicemia [sepsis].
  • ICD-9-CM 771.81 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 771.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Sepsis of newborn due to goup B Streptococcus
  • Sepsis of newborn due to group B Streptococcus
  • Sepsis of newborn due to Strep group b
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify severe sepsis (995.92) and any associated acute organ dysfunction, if applicable
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 771.81 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 771.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P36.9 Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 771.81:
  • Newborn (infant) (liveborn)
    • sepsis 771.81
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • newborn 771.81
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • fetus (intrauterine) 771.81
    • newborn (organism unspecified) NEC 771.81
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • newborn (organism unspecified) 771.81
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