ICD-10-CM Code P02.70

Newborn affected by fetal inflammatory response syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P02.70 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of newborn affected by fetal inflammatory response syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P02.70
Short Description:Newborn affected by fetal inflammatory response syndrome
Long Description:Newborn affected by fetal inflammatory response syndrome

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code P02.70:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Newborn affected by FIRS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code P02.70 are found in the index:


Replacement Code

P0270 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • P02.7 - Newborn (suspected to be) affected by chorioamnionitis
  • P02.7 - Newborn affected by chorioamnionitis

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labor, and delivery (P00-P04)
      • Newborn affected by comp of placenta, cord and membranes (P02)

Code History

  • FY 2019 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Fetal Health and Development

A normal pregnancy lasts nine months. Each three-month period of pregnancy is called a trimester. During each trimester, the fetus grows and develops. Regular medical checkups and prenatal tests are very important. They can

  • Help keep you and your baby healthy
  • Spot problems with your baby (if there are any). In some cases, health care professionals can treat the problem before your baby is born. But even when they cannot, it can still be helpful to know about the problem early on. That gives you time to learn about your baby's condition and prepare for any challenges you may face after the baby is born.
  • Prevent problems during delivery. For example, if your baby is breech (bottom first or feet first, instead of head first), you may need to have a Cesarean section to avoid complications.

Besides getting medical care, there are other things you can do to keep your baby as healthy as possible. It's important not to drink or smoke. Try to eat a healthy diet and make sure to take care of any health problems you have during pregnancy.


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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.


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