2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P36.8

Other bacterial sepsis of newborn

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P36.8 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 P36.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P36.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 P36.8 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P36.8 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code from category
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B96

    Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    B96
    to identify organism
The following code(s) above P36.8 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 P36.8:
  • 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
  • P35-P39
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range P35-P39

    Infections specific to the perinatal period

    Applicable To
    • Infections acquired in utero, during birth via the umbilicus, or during the first 28 days after birth
    Type 2 Excludes
    • asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection status (Z21)
    • congenital gonococcal infection (A54.-)
    • congenital pneumonia (P23.-)
    • congenital syphilis (A50.-)
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • infant botulism (A48.51)
    • infectious diseases not specific to the perinatal period (A00-B99, J09, J10.-)
    • intestinal infectious disease (A00-A09)
    • laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] (R75)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Infections specific to the perinatal period
  • P36
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P36

    Bacterial sepsis of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • congenital sepsis
    Use Additional
    • code(s), if applicable, to identify severe sepsis (R65.2-) and associated acute organ dysfunction(s)
    Bacterial sepsis of newborn
ICD-10-CM P36.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

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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 P36.8:
  • Newborn (infant) (liveborn) (singleton) Z38.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z38.2

    Single liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Newborn/Neonate Dx (0 years) POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Single liveborn infant NOS
    • sepsis (congenital) P36.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P36.9

      Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
      • specified NEC P36.8
  • Sepsis (generalized) (unspecified organism) A41.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.9

    Sepsis, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Septicemia NOS
    • newborn P36.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P36.9

      Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
      • specified NEC P36.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P36.8
P36.0 Sepsis of newborn due to streptococcus, group B
P36.1 Sepsis of newborn due to other and unspecified streptococci
P36.10 Sepsis of newborn due to unspecified streptococci
P36.19 Sepsis of newborn due to other streptococci
P36.2 Sepsis of newborn due to Staphylococcus aureus
P36.3 Sepsis of newborn due to other and unspecified staphylococci
P36.30 Sepsis of newborn due to unspecified staphylococci
P36.39 Sepsis of newborn due to other staphylococci
P36.4 Sepsis of newborn due to Escherichia coli
P36.5 Sepsis of newborn due to anaerobes
P36.8 Other bacterial sepsis of newborn
P36.9 Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified
P37 Other congenital infectious and parasitic diseases
P37.0 Congenital tuberculosis
P37.1 Congenital toxoplasmosis
P37.2 Neonatal (disseminated) listeriosis
P37.3 Congenital falciparum malaria
P37.4 Other congenital malaria
P37.5 Neonatal candidiasis
P37.8 Other specified congenital infectious and parasitic diseases
P37.9 Congenital infectious or parasitic disease, unspecified

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