Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 777.6
Perinatal intestinal perforation
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Perinatal intest perfor.
  • ICD-9-CM 777.6 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 777.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Meconium peritonitis
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 777.6 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 777.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P78.0 Perinatal intestinal perforation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 777.6:
  • Meconium
    • peritonitis 777.6
  • Perforation, perforative (nontraumatic)
    • bowel 569.83
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • fetus or newborn 777.6
      • following
      • obstetrical trauma 665.5
    • intestine 569.83
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • fetus or newborn 777.6
      • obstetrical trauma 665.5
      • ulcerative NEC 569.83
  • Peritonitis (acute) (adhesive) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) 567.9
    • congenital NEC 777.6
    • meconium (newborn) 777.6
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