2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P22.9

Respiratory distress of newborn, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P22.9 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 P22.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P22.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 P22.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P22.9 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as P22.9. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • respiratory arrest of newborn (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P28.81

    Respiratory arrest of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    P28.81
    )
  • respiratory failure of newborn NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P28.5

    Respiratory failure of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 1 Excludes
    • respiratory arrest of newborn (P28.81)
    • respiratory distress of newborn (P22.0-)
    P28.5
    )
The following code(s) above P22.9 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 P22.9:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnea with cyanosis, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, most frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.
  • A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnea with cyanosis, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.
  • A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnea with cyanosis, most frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no predisposing cause.
ICD-10-CM P22.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 794 Neonate with other significant problems

Convert P22.9 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
Code annotations containing back-references to P22.9:
  • Type 2 Excludes: P27
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P27

    Chronic respiratory disease originating in the perinatal period

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P22.9:
  • Distress
    • respiratory (adult) (child) R06.03
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.03

      Acute respiratory distress

        2018 - New Code 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P22.9
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
P23 Congenital pneumonia
P23.0 Congenital pneumonia due to viral agent
P23.1 Congenital pneumonia due to Chlamydia
P23.2 Congenital pneumonia due to staphylococcus
P23.3 Congenital pneumonia due to streptococcus, group B
P23.4 Congenital pneumonia due to Escherichia coli
P23.5 Congenital pneumonia due to Pseudomonas
P23.6 Congenital pneumonia due to other bacterial agents
P23.8 Congenital pneumonia due to other organisms
P23.9 Congenital pneumonia, unspecified

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