2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P59.9

Neonatal jaundice, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P59.9 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 P59.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P59.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 P59.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P59.9 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
Applicable To
  • Neonatal physiological jaundice (intense)(prolonged) NOS
The following code(s) above P59.9 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 P59.9:
  • 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
  • P50-P61
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range P50-P61

    Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn

    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital stenosis and stricture of bile ducts (Q44.3)
    • Crigler-Najjar syndrome (E80.5)
    • Dubin-Johnson syndrome (E80.6)
    • Gilbert syndrome (E80.4)
    • hereditary hemolytic anemias (D55-D58)
    Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn
  • P59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P59

    Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • jaundice due to inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    • kernicterus (P57.-)
    Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Neonatal (newborn) jaundice
  • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Newborn physiological jaundice
  • Physiologic jaundice, neonatal
Clinical Information
  • Jaundice that appears during the neonatal period. In the majority of cases, it appears in the first week of life and is classified as physiologic due to accelerated destruction of erythrocytes and liver immaturity. In a minority of cases it is classified as non-physiologic, appearing in the first twenty four hours after birth, and is associated with underlying diseases including hemolytic disorders, polycythemia, and cephalohematoma.
  • Yellow discoloration of the skin; mucous membrane; and sclera in the newborn. It is a sign of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Most cases are transient self-limiting (physiological neonatal jaundice) occurring in the first week of life, but some can be a sign of pathological disorders, particularly liver diseases.
ICD-10-CM P59.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 795 Normal newborn

Convert P59.9 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 P59.9:
  • Icterus - see also Jaundice
    • newborn P59.9
  • Jaundice (yellow) R17
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R17

    Unspecified jaundice

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • newborn P59.9
    • symptomatic R17
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R17

      Unspecified jaundice

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • newborn P59.9
  • 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

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P59.9
P58.8 Neonatal jaundice due to other specified excessive hemolysis
P58.9 Neonatal jaundice due to excessive hemolysis, unspecified
P59 Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes
P59.0 Neonatal jaundice associated with preterm delivery
P59.1 Inspissated bile syndrome
P59.2 Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified hepatocellular damage
P59.20 Neonatal jaundice from unspecified hepatocellular damage
P59.29 Neonatal jaundice from other hepatocellular damage
P59.3 Neonatal jaundice from breast milk inhibitor
P59.8 Neonatal jaundice from other specified causes
P59.9 Neonatal jaundice, unspecified
P60 Disseminated intravascular coagulation of newborn
P61 Other perinatal hematological disorders
P61.0 Transient neonatal thrombocytopenia
P61.1 Polycythemia neonatorum
P61.2 Anemia of prematurity
P61.3 Congenital anemia from fetal blood loss
P61.4 Other congenital anemias, not elsewhere classified
P61.5 Transient neonatal neutropenia
P61.6 Other transient neonatal disorders of coagulation
P61.8 Other specified perinatal hematological disorders

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