2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P12.0

Cephalhematoma due to birth injury

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P12.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM P12.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P12.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 P12.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P12.0 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
The following code(s) above P12.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to P12.0:
  • P00-P96
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range P00-P96

    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    Includes
    • conditions that have their origin in the fetal or perinatal period (before birth through the first 28 days after birth) even if morbidity occurs later
    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are for use on newborn records only, never on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cephalhematoma due to birth trauma
  • Cephalohematoma due to birth trauma
Clinical Information
  • A subperiosteal hemorrhage limited to the surface of one cranial bone, a usually benign condition seen in the newborn as a result of bone trauma.
  • A subperiosteal hemorrhage limited to the surface of one cranial bone.
ICD-10-CM P12.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 795 Normal newborn

Convert P12.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to P12.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: P13.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P13.1

    Other birth injuries to skull

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    Type 1 Excludes
  • Type 2 Excludes: P54.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.5

    Neonatal cutaneous hemorrhage

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Neonatal bruising
    • Neonatal ecchymoses
    • Neonatal petechiae
    • Neonatal superficial hematomata
    Type 2 Excludes
    • bruising of scalp due to birth injury (P12.3)
    • cephalhematoma due to birth injury (P12.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P12.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P12.0
P10.9 Unspecified intracranial laceration and hemorrhage due to birth injury
P11 Other birth injuries to central nervous system
P11.0 Cerebral edema due to birth injury
P11.1 Other specified brain damage due to birth injury
P11.2 Unspecified brain damage due to birth injury
P11.3 Birth injury to facial nerve
P11.4 Birth injury to other cranial nerves
P11.5 Birth injury to spine and spinal cord
P11.9 Birth injury to central nervous system, unspecified
P12 Birth injury to scalp
P12.0 Cephalhematoma due to birth injury
P12.1 Chignon (from vacuum extraction) due to birth injury
P12.2 Epicranial subaponeurotic hemorrhage due to birth injury
P12.3 Bruising of scalp due to birth injury
P12.4 Injury of scalp of newborn due to monitoring equipment
P12.8 Other birth injuries to scalp
P12.81 Caput succedaneum
P12.89 Other birth injuries to scalp
P12.9 Birth injury to scalp, unspecified
P13 Birth injury to skeleton
P13.0 Fracture of skull due to birth injury

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.