Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 778.1
Sclerema neonatorum
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 778.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 778.1 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: 778.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P83.0 Sclerema neonatorum
Clinical Information
  • A severe, sometimes fatal, disorder of adipose tissue occurring chiefly in preterm or debilitated infants suffering from an underlying illness and manifested by a diffuse, nonpitting induration of the affected tissue. The skin becomes cold, yellowish, mottled, and inflexible
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 778.1 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 778.1:
  • Adiponecrosis neonatorum 778.1
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Underwood's (sclerema neonatorum) 778.1
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • fat, fatty (generalized) (see also Degeneration, fatty) 272.8
    • subcutaneous fat 709.3
      • fetus or newborn 778.1
  • Pseudosclerema 778.1
  • Scleredema
    • newborn 778.1
  • Sclerema
    • adiposum (newborn) 778.1
    • edematosum (newborn) 778.1
    • neonatorum 778.1
    • newborn 778.1
  • Scleroderma, sclerodermia (acrosclerotic) (diffuse) (generalized) (progressive) (pulmonary) 710.1
    • newborn 778.1
  • Underwood's disease (sclerema neonatorum) 778.1
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