Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.83
Delayed separation of umbilical cord
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Delay separate umbl cord.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.83 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 779.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.83 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.83 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P96.82 Delayed separation of umbilical cord
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.83:
  • Delay, delayed
    • separation of umbilical cord 779.83
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • navel (newborn) NEC 779.89
      • delayed separation of umbilical cord 779.83
    • umbilicus (newborn) NEC 779.89
      • delayed separation 779.83
  • Separation
    • delayed
      • umbilical cord 779.83
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