2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P15.9

Birth injury, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P15.9 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 P15.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P15.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 P15.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P15.9 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
The following code(s) above P15.9 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 P15.9:
  • 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
  • Birth trauma
Clinical Information
  • Mechanical or anoxic trauma incurred by or to the infant during labor or delivery.
  • Mechanical or anoxic trauma incurred by the infant during labor or delivery.
  • Physical injuries (such as brain damage) received during birth, mostly in, but not limited to, breech births, instrument deliveries, neonatal anoxia, or premature births. Used for both human and animal populations.
ICD-10-CM P15.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 794 Neonate with other significant problems

Convert P15.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P15.9:
  • Birth
  • Compression
    • during birth P15.9 (newborn)
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P15.9
P14.9 Birth injury to peripheral nervous system, unspecified
P15 Other birth injuries
P15.0 Birth injury to liver
P15.1 Birth injury to spleen
P15.2 Sternomastoid injury due to birth injury
P15.3 Birth injury to eye
P15.4 Birth injury to face
P15.5 Birth injury to external genitalia
P15.6 Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury
P15.8 Other specified birth injuries
P15.9 Birth injury, unspecified
P19 Metabolic acidemia in newborn
P19.0 Metabolic acidemia in newborn first noted before onset of labor
P19.1 Metabolic acidemia in newborn first noted during labor
P19.2 Metabolic acidemia noted at birth
P19.9 Metabolic acidemia, unspecified
P22 Respiratory distress of newborn
P22.0 Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn
P22.1 Transient tachypnea of newborn
P22.8 Other respiratory distress of newborn
P22.9 Respiratory distress of newborn, unspecified

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