Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.85
Cardiac arrest of newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB cardiac arrest.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.85 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 779.85 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • CARDIAC ARREST OF NEWBORN
  • Cardiac arrest, newborn
  • Neonatal cardiac arrest
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.85 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.85 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P29.81 Cardiac arrest of newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.85:
  • Arrest, arrested
    • cardiac 427.5
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with specified complication NEC
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.8
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.8
      • complicating
        • anesthesia
          • correct substance properly administered 427.5
          • obstetric 668.1
          • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
            • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
        • delivery (cesarean) (instrumental) 669.4
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.8
        • surgery (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) 997.1
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
      • following
      • personal history, successfully rescucitated V12.53
      • postoperative (immediate) 997.1
        • long-term effect of cardiac surgery 429.4
  • Collapse 780.2
    • cardiorespiratory 785.51
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
    • cardiovascular (see also Disease, heart) 785.51
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
    • circulatory (peripheral) 785.59
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with shock
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.5
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.5
      • during or after labor and delivery 669.1
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
      • following
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