Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 778.9
Unspecified condition involving the integument and temperature regulation of fetus and newborn
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 778.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 778.9 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: 778.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P83.9 Condition of the integument specific to newborn, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 778.9 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 778.9:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • integument, fetus or newborn 778.9
    • skin NEC 709.9
      • fetus or newborn 778.9
      • psychogenic (allergic) (eczematous) (pruritic) 306.3
      • specified type NEC 709.8
      • vascular 709.1
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 778.9 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.