ICD-10-CM Code P03.81

Newborn affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P03.81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of newborn affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P03.81
Short Description:Newborn affected by abnlt in fetal heart rate or rhythm
Long Description:Newborn affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • P03.810 - Newborn affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm before the onset of labor
  • P03.811 - Newborn affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm during labor
  • P03.819 - ... unspecified as to time of onset

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 P03.81:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neonatal cardiac dysrhythmia P29.1

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 other comp of labor and delivery (P03)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - Code Updated, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
    • New Description: Newborn (suspected to be) affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm
    • Previous Description: Newborn (suspected to be) affected by abnormality in fetal (intrauterine) heart rate or rhythm
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020