ICD-10-CM Code P59

Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P59 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P59
Short Description:Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes
Long Description:Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes

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

  • P59.0 - Neonatal jaundice associated with preterm delivery
  • P59.1 - Inspissated bile syndrome
  • P59.2 - Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified hepatocellular damage
  • P59.20 - Neonatal jaundice from unspecified hepatocellular damage
  • P59.29 - Neonatal jaundice from other hepatocellular damage
  • P59.3 - Neonatal jaundice from breast milk inhibitor
  • P59.8 - Neonatal jaundice from other specified causes
  • P59.9 - Neonatal jaundice, 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 P59:

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.
  • jaundice due to inborn errors of metabolism E70 E88
  • kernicterus P57

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn (P50-P61)
      • Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes (P59)

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


Jaundice

Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. As red blood cells break down, your body builds new cells to replace them. The old ones are processed by the liver. If the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, bilirubin builds up in the body and your skin may look yellow.

Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually goes away. However, jaundice can happen at any age and may be a sign of a problem. Jaundice can happen for many reasons, such as

  • Blood diseases
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis
  • Blockage of bile ducts
  • Infections
  • Medicines

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