ICD-10-CM Code P50

Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P50 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 intrauterine (fetal) blood loss. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P50
Short Description:Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss
Long Description:Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss

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

  • P50.0 - Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from vasa previa
  • P50.1 - Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from ruptured cord
  • P50.2 - Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from placenta
  • P50.3 - Newborn affected by hemorrhage into co-twin
  • P50.4 - Newborn affected by hemorrhage into maternal circulation
  • P50.5 - Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from cut end of co-twin's cord
  • P50.8 - Newborn affected by other intrauterine (fetal) blood loss
  • P50.9 - ... unspecified

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 P50:

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.
  • congenital anemia from intrauterine fetal blood loss P61.3

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn (P50-P61)
      • Newborn affected by intrauterine blood loss (P50) (fetal)

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


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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