Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.31
Feeding problems in newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB feeding problems.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.31 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 779.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
779.31 Excludes
  • feeding problem in child over 28 days old (787.3)
Applies To
  • Slow feeding in newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.31 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P92.1 Regurgitation and rumination of newborn
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P92.2 Slow feeding of newborn
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P92.8 Other feeding problems of newborn
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P92.9 Feeding problem of newborn, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.31:
  • Aversion
  • Difficulty
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • feeding (elderly) (infant) 783.3
      • newborn 779.31
      • nonorganic origin NEC 307.59
      • psychogenic NEC 307.59
  • Feeding
    • faulty (elderly) (infant) 783.3
      • newborn 779.31
    • improper (elderly) (infant) 783.3
      • newborn 779.31
    • problem (elderly) (infant) 783.3
      • newborn 779.31
      • nonorganic origin 307.59
  • Problem (with) V49.9
    • feeding (elderly) (infant) 783.3
      • newborn 779.31
      • nonorganic 307.59
  • Regulation feeding (elderly) (infant) 783.3
    • newborn 779.31
  • Slow
    • feeding newborn 779.31
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