Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.9
Unspecified condition originating in the perinatal period
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 779.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 779.9 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: 779.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P95 Stillbirth
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM P96.9 Condition originating in the perinatal period, unspecified
Clinical Information
  • A disorder occurring during the period from about five months before birth to one month after birth
Applies To
  • Congenital debility NOS
  • Stillbirth NEC
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.9 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.9:
  • Death
    • fetus, fetal (cause not stated) (intrauterine) 779.9
      • early, with retention (before 22 completed weeks gestation) 632
      • from asphyxia or anoxia (before labor) 768.0
      • late, affecting management of pregnancy (after 22 completed weeks gestation) 656.4
    • intrauterine (see also Death, fetus) 779.9
      • complicating pregnancy 656.4
    • neonatal NEC 779.9
  • Debility (general) (infantile) (postinfectional) 799.3
    • congenital or neonatal NEC 779.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • infancy, early NEC 779.9
  • Lithopedion 779.9
    • affecting management of pregnancy 656.8
  • Maceration
    • fetus (cause not stated) 779.9
  • Stillbirth, stillborn NEC 779.9
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