Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 760.71
Alcohol affecting fetus or newborn via placenta or breast milk
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 760.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 760.71 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: 760.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P04.3 Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal use of alcohol
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q86.0 Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)
Clinical Information
  • A condition occurring in fetus or newborn due to in utero ethanol exposure when mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. It is characterized by a cluster of irreversible birth defects including abnormalities in physical, mental, and behavior development (such as fetal growth retardation; mental retardation; attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders) with varied degree of severity in an individual
  • A syndrome that can develop in infants whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Manifestations of this syndrome include low birth weight, failure to thrive, developmental defects, organ dysfunction, mental deficiencies, behavioral problems and poor motor coordination
  • Alcohol can harm your baby at any stage during a pregnancy. That includes the earliest stages before you even know you are pregnant. Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (fasds).effects can include physical and behavioral problems such as trouble with
    • learning and remembering
    • understanding and following directions
    • controlling emotions
    • communicating and socializing
    • daily life skills, such as feeding and bathing
    fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious type of fasd. People with fetal alcohol syndrome have facial abnormalities, including wide-set and narrow eyes, growth problems and nervous system abnormalities.fasds last a lifetime. There is no cure for fasds. Treatments can help. These include medicines to help with some symptoms and behavior therapy. No one treatment is right for every child. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Developmental abnormalities in infants born to alcoholic mothers, including characteristic facial appearance (microcephaly, maxillary hypoplasia, short palpebral fissures, and short upturned nose), growth deficiency, delayed intellectual development, motor retardation, joint abnormalities, poor coordination, and irritability. The pattern of abnormalities varies and may include additional oral, ocular, cardiac, urogenital, cutaneous, and other abnormalities
  • Disorder occurring in children born to alcoholic women who continue to drink heavily during pregnancy; common abnormalities are growth deficiency (prenatal and postnatal), altered morphogenesis, mental deficiency, and characteristic facies - small eyes and flattened nasal bridge; fine motor dysfunction and tremulousness are observed in the newborn
Applies To
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 760.71:
  • Absorption
    • alcohol, through placenta or breast milk 760.71
    • chemical NEC 989.9
      • specified chemical or substance - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • through placenta or breast milk (fetus or newborn) 760.70
    • drug NEC (see also Reaction, drug)
      • through placenta or breast milk (fetus or newborn) 760.70
  • Addiction - see also Dependence
    • alcoholic (ethyl) (methyl) (wood) 303.9
      • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.4
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
      • suspected damage to fetus affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • addiction (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
      • maternal
        • with suspected fetal damage affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
  • Alcoholism 303.9
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.4
      • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
  • Fetal
    • alcohol syndrome 760.71
  • Intoxication
    • chemical - see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • drug 292.89
      • with delirium 292.81
      • correct substance properly administered (see also Allergy, drug) 995.27
      • newborn 779.4
      • obstetric anesthetic or sedation 668.9
        • affecting fetus or newborn 763.5
      • overdose or wrong substance given or taken - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • pathologic 292.2
      • specific to newborn 779.4
      • via placenta or breast milk 760.70
  • Maternal condition, affecting fetus or newborn
  • Noxious
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • fetal alcohol 760.71
      • late effect 760.71
  • Transmission of chemical substances through the placenta (affecting fetus or newborn) 760.70
    • alcohol 760.71
  • Withdrawal symptoms, syndrome
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