Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 747.83
Persistent fetal circulation
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 747.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 747.83 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 747.83 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P29.3 Persistent fetal circulation
Approximate Synonyms
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • Pulmonary htn of infant
  • Pulmonary hypertension of infant
Clinical Information
  • A cardiopulmonary syndrome characterized by hypoxemia due to increased pulmonary vascular resistance and subsequent right-to-left shunting of the blood through the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosus
  • A syndrome of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn infant (infant, newborn) without demonstrable heart diseases. This neonatal condition can be caused by severe pulmonary vasoconstriction (reactive type), hypertrophy of pulmonary arterial muscle (hypertrophic type), or abnormally developed pulmonary arterioles (hypoplastic type). The newborn patient exhibits cyanosis and acidosis due to the persistence of fetal circulatory pattern of right-to-left shunting of blood through a patent ductus arteriosus (ductus arteriosus, patent) and at times a patent foramen ovale (foramen ovale, patent)
Applies To
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension of newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 747.83 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 747.83:
  • Circulation
    • fetal, persistent 747.83
  • Persistence, persistent (congenital) 759.89
    • fetal
      • circulation 747.83
      • form of cervix (uteri) 752.49
      • hemoglobin (hereditary) ("Swiss variety") 282.7
      • pulmonary hypertension 747.83
    • pulmonary hypertension 747.83
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • persistent fetal circulation 747.83
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