ICD-10-CM Code P15.6

Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P15.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P15.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fat necrosis of subcutaneous tissue or necrosis of subcutaneous tissue or neonatal disorder of subcutaneous fat or subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury or subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn.

ICD-10:P15.6
Short Description:Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury
Long Description:Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury

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 P15.6 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Fat necrosis of subcutaneous tissue
  • Necrosis of subcutaneous tissue
  • Neonatal disorder of subcutaneous fat
  • Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury
  • Subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn

Convert P15.6 to ICD-9

  • 767.8 - Birth trauma NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
      • Other birth injuries (P15)

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


Childbirth Problems

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.


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