ICD-10-CM Code P61.1

Polycythemia neonatorum

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P61.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of polycythemia neonatorum. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P61.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like discoloration of skin, neonatal polycythemia, neonatal polycythemia, neonatal polycythemia due to intra-uterine growth retardation, neonatal polycythemia due to placental insufficiency, plethora, etc

Short Description:Polycythemia neonatorum
Long Description:Polycythemia neonatorum

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 P61.1 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:

  • Discoloration of skin
  • Neonatal polycythemia
  • Neonatal polycythemia
  • Neonatal polycythemia due to intra-uterine growth retardation
  • Neonatal polycythemia due to placental insufficiency
  • Plethora
  • Polycythemia due to donor twin transfusion
  • Polycythemia due to maternal-fetal transfusion
  • Polycythemia neonatorum due to inherited disorder of erythropoietin production
  • Polycythemia neonatorum following blood transfusion

Convert P61.1 to ICD-9

  • 776.4 - Polycythemia neonatorum

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn (P50-P61)
      • Other perinatal hematological disorders (P61)

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

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