Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.34
Failure to thrive in newborn
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • ICD-9-CM 779.34 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.34 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
779.34 Excludes
  • failure to thrive in child over 28 days old (783.41)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.34 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.34 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM P92.6 Failure to thrive in newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.34:
  • Failure, failed
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