Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.0
Convulsions in newborn
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 779.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 779.0 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: 779.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P90 Convulsions of newborn
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign familial neonatal epilepsy
  • Benign neonatal convulsions
  • Benign neonatal familial convulsions
  • Convulsions in the newborn
  • Neonatal convulsions
Applies To
  • Fits in newborn
  • Seizures in newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.0 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.0:
  • Convulsions (idiopathic) 780.39
    • newborn 779.0
  • Fit 780.39
    • newborn 779.0
  • Newborn (infant) (liveborn)
    • convulsion 779.0
    • seizure 779.0
  • Seizure(s) 780.39
    • newborn 779.0
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