2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P12.3

Bruising of scalp due to birth injury

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P12.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM P12.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P12.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 P12.3 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P12.3 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
The following code(s) above P12.3 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 P12.3:
  • P00-P96
    2020 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
  • Scalp bruising due to birth trauma
ICD-10-CM P12.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 795 Normal newborn

Convert P12.3 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
Code annotations containing back-references to P12.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: P54.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.5

    Neonatal cutaneous hemorrhage

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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 P12.3:
  • Bruise (skin surface intact) - see also Contusion
    • scalp, due to birth injury, newborn P12.3
  • Contusion (skin surface intact) T14.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

    Other injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS
    • scalp S00.03
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S00.03

      Contusion of scalp

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Bruise of scalp
      • Hematoma of scalp
      • due to birth injury P12.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P12.3
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
P13.1 Other birth injuries to skull
P13.2 Birth injury to femur
P13.3 Birth injury to other long bones

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