ICD-10-CM Code P08.1

Other heavy for gestational age newborn

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P08.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other heavy for gestational age newborn. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P08.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like baby birth weight 4400-4499g, baby bw = 90%-96% , birth weight abnormality, disorder relating to long gestation and/or high birth weight, disorder relating to long gestation and/or high birthweight, finding of birth weight centile, etc

Short Description:Other heavy for gestational age newborn
Long Description:Other heavy for gestational age newborn

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 P08.1:

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.
  • Other newborn heavy- or large-for-dates regardless of period of gestation
  • Usually implies a birth weight of 4000 g. to 4499 g.

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.
  • newborn with a birth weight of 4500 or more P08.0
  • syndrome of infant of diabetic mother P70.1
  • syndrome of infant of mother with gestational diabetes (P70.0).

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 P08.1 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Baby birth weight 4400-4499g
  • Baby BW = 90%-96%
  • Birth weight abnormality
  • Disorder relating to long gestation and/or high birth weight
  • Disorder relating to long gestation AND/OR high birthweight
  • Finding of birth weight centile
  • Heavy-for-dates at birth regardless of gestation period
  • High birth weight
  • Large for gestational age newborn

Convert P08.1 to ICD-9

  • 766.1 - Heavy-for-date infan NEC

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Disorders of newborn related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
      • Disord of newborn related to long gest and high birth weight (P08)

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 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • 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

Information for Patients

Birth Weight

Birth weight is the first weight of your baby, taken just after he or she is born. A low birth weight is less than 5.5 pounds. A high birth weight is more than 8.8 pounds.

A low birth weight baby can be born too small, too early (premature), or both. This can happen for many different reasons. They include health problems in the mother, genetic factors, problems with the placenta and substance abuse by the mother.

Some low birth weight babies may be more at risk for certain health problems. Some may become sick in the first days of life or develop infections. Others may suffer from longer-term problems such as delayed motor and social development or learning disabilities.

High birth weight babies are often big because the parents are big, or the mother has diabetes during pregnancy. These babies may be at a higher risk of birth injuries and problems with blood sugar.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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