2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P78.2

Neonatal hematemesis and melena due to swallowed maternal blood

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P78.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Neonatal hematemesis and melena d/t swallowed matern blood
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM P78.2 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P78.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 P78.2 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P78.2 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
The following code(s) above P78.2 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 P78.2:
  • P00-P96
    2021 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
  • P78
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P78

    Other perinatal digestive system disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other perinatal digestive system disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hematemesis and/or melena due to swallowed maternal blood
  • Neonatal swallowed blood syndrome
ICD-10-CM P78.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 794 Neonate with other significant problems

Convert P78.2 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to P78.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: P54.0
    , P54.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.0

    Neonatal hematemesis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal hematemesis due to swallowed maternal blood (P78.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.1

    Neonatal melena

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal melena due to swallowed maternal blood (P78.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P78.2:
  • Hematemesis K92.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K92.0

    Hematemesis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • newborn, neonatal P54.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.0

      Neonatal hematemesis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
      Type 1 Excludes
      • neonatal hematemesis due to swallowed maternal blood (P78.2)
      • due to swallowed maternal blood P78.2
  • Melena K92.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K92.1

    Melena

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • occult blood in feces (R19.5)
    • newborn, neonatal P54.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P54.1

      Neonatal melena

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
      Type 1 Excludes
      • neonatal melena due to swallowed maternal blood (P78.2)
      • due to swallowed maternal blood P78.2
    • due to swallowed maternal blood P78.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • swallowed blood P78.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P78.2
P76.8 Other specified intestinal obstruction of newborn
P76.9 Intestinal obstruction of newborn, unspecified
P77 Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn
P77.1 Stage 1 necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
P77.2 Stage 2 necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
P77.3 Stage 3 necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
P77.9 Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified
P78 Other perinatal digestive system disorders
P78.0 Perinatal intestinal perforation
P78.1 Other neonatal peritonitis
P78.2 Neonatal hematemesis and melena due to swallowed maternal blood
P78.3 Noninfective neonatal diarrhea
P78.8 Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders
P78.81 Congenital cirrhosis (of liver)
P78.82 Peptic ulcer of newborn
P78.83 Newborn esophageal reflux
P78.84 Gestational alloimmune liver disease
P78.89 Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders
P78.9 Perinatal digestive system disorder, unspecified
P80 Hypothermia of newborn
P80.0 Cold injury syndrome

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