Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 778.4
Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB temp regulat dis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 778.4 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 778.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Dehydration fever in newborn
  • Environmentally induced pyrexia
  • Hyperthermia in newborn
  • Transitory fever of newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 778.4 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 778.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P81.0 Environmental hyperthermia of newborn
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P81.8 Other specified disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P81.9 Disturbance of temperature regulation of newborn, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 778.4:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • temperature regulation, fetus or newborn 778.4
  • Fever 780.60
    • dehydration, newborn 778.4
    • newborn (environmentally-induced) 778.4
    • transitory of newborn 778.4
  • Hyperthermia (of unknown origin) (see also Pyrexia) 780.60
    • newborn 778.4
  • Newborn (infant) (liveborn)
    • fever (environmentally-induced) 778.4
  • Pyrexia (of unknown origin) (P.U.O.) 780.60
    • environmentally-induced newborn 778.4
    • newborn, environmentally-induced 778.4
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