Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 777.1
Meconium obstruction in fetus or newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Meconium obstruction.
  • ICD-9-CM 777.1 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 777.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A transient colonic dysfunction in the newborn characterized by the delayed passage of meconium and associated intestinal dilatation.
777.1 Excludes
  • meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis (277.01)
Applies To
  • Congenital fecaliths
  • Delayed passage of meconium
  • Meconium ileus NOS
  • Meconium plug syndrome
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 777.1 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 777.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P76.0 Meconium plug syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 777.1:
  • Delay, delayed
    • passage of meconium (newborn) 777.1
  • Fecalith (impaction) 560.32
    • congenital 777.1
  • Ileus (adynamic) (bowel) (colon) (inhibitory) (intestine) (neurogenic) (paralytic) 560.1
    • meconium 777.1
  • Meconium
    • delayed passage in newborn 777.1
    • ileus 777.1
    • obstruction
      • fetus or newborn 777.1
    • plug syndrome (newborn) NEC 777.1
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • intestine (mechanical) (neurogenic) (paroxysmal) (postinfectional) (reflex) 560.9
      • with
        • adhesions (intestinal) (peritoneal) 560.81
        • hernia - see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction
          • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
      • adynamic (see also Ileus) 560.1
      • by gallstone 560.31
      • congenital or infantile (small) 751.1
      • due to
      • impaction 560.32
      • infantile - see Obstruction, intestine, congenital
      • newborn
        • due to
          • fecaliths 777.1
          • inspissated milk 777.2
          • meconium (plug) 777.1
        • transitory 777.4
      • specified cause NEC 560.89
      • transitory, newborn 777.4
      • volvulus 560.2
    • meconium
      • fetus or newborn 777.1
      • newborn due to fecaliths 777.1
  • Plug
    • meconium (newborn) NEC 777.1
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • meconium
      • aspiration 770.12
      • plug (newborn) NEC 777.1
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