Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.6
Termination of pregnancy (fetus)
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Termination of pregnancy.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.6 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 779.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Abortion brought on intentionally.
  • Deliberate termination of pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs.
779.6 Excludes
  • spontaneous abortion (fetus) (761.8)
Applies To
  • Fetal death due to:
    • induced abortion
    • termination of pregnancy
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.6 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM 779.6
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.6:
  • Abortion (complete) (incomplete) (inevitable) (with retained products of conception) 637.9
    • fetus 779.6
    • illegal 636.9
      • with
        • damage to pelvic organ (laceration) (rupture) (tear) 636.2
        • embolism (air) (amniotic fluid) (blood clot) (pulmonary) (pyemic) (septic) (soap) 636.6
        • genital tract and pelvic infection 636.0
        • hemorrhage, delayed or excessive 636.1
        • metabolic disorder 636.4
        • renal failure 636.3
        • sepsis (genital tract) (pelvic organ) 636.0
        • shock (postoperative) (septic) 636.5
        • specified complication NEC 636.7
        • toxemia 636.3
        • unspecified complication(s) 636.8
        • urinary tract infection 636.7
      • fetus 779.6
    • legal (legal indication) (medical indication) (under medical supervision) 635.9
      • with
        • damage to pelvic organ (laceration) (rupture) (tear) 635.2
        • embolism (air) (amniotic fluid) (blood clot) (pulmonary) (pyemic) (septic) (soap) 635.6
        • genital tract and pelvic infection 635.0
        • hemorrhage, delayed or excessive 635.1
        • metabolic disorder 635.4
        • renal failure (acute) 635.3
        • sepsis (genital tract) (pelvic organ) 635.0
        • shock (postoperative) (septic) 635.5
        • specified complication NEC 635.7
        • toxemia 635.3
        • unspecified complication(s) 635.8
        • urinary tract infection 635.7
      • fetus 779.6
  • Termination
    • pregnancy (legal) (therapeutic) (see Abortion, legal) 635.9
      • fetus NEC 779.6
      • illegal (see also Abortion, illegal) 636.9
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