Valid for Submission
P15.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of birth injury to external genitalia. The code P15.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code P15.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hematoma of female perineum, hematoma of testis, hematoma of vulva, hematoma of vulva of fetus or newborn as birth trauma, hemorrhage of testis , injury to external genitalia due to birth trauma, etc.
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 P15.5 are found in the index:
- - Birth
- - Hematoma (traumatic) (skin surface intact) - See Also: Contusion;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Hematoma of female perineum
- Hematoma of testis
- Hematoma of vulva
- Hematoma of vulva of fetus or newborn as birth trauma
- Hemorrhage of testis
- Injury to external genitalia due to birth trauma
- Testicular hematoma due to birth trauma
- Traumatic hematoma of testis
Convert P15.5 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code P15.5 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include
- Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
- Problems with the umbilical cord
- Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
- Birth injuries
For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.
- Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)