Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.2
Cerebral depression, coma, and other abnormal cerebral signs in fetus or newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Cns dysfunction syn NB.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.2 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 779.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
779.2 Excludes
Applies To
  • Cerebral ischemia NOS of newborn
  • CNS dysfunction in newborn NOS
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.2 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P91.4 Neonatal cerebral depression
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P91.5 Neonatal coma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.2:
  • Coma 780.01
    • newborn 779.2
  • Depression 311
    • central nervous system 799.1
      • newborn 779.2
    • cerebral 331.9
      • newborn 779.2
    • cerebrovascular 437.8
      • newborn 779.2
  • Ischemia, ischemic 459.9
    • cerebral (chronic) (generalized) 437.1
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • intermittent (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
      • newborn 779.2
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
      • recurrent focal (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
      • transient (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
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