ICD-10-CM Code P70

Transitory disorders of carbohydrate metabolism specific to newborn

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P70 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of transitory disorders of carbohydrate metabolism specific to newborn. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P70
Short Description:Transitory disord of carbohydrate metab specific to newborn
Long Description:Transitory disorders of carbohydrate metabolism specific to newborn

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

  • P70.0 - Syndrome of infant of mother with gestational diabetes
  • P70.1 - Syndrome of infant of a diabetic mother
  • P70.2 - Neonatal diabetes mellitus
  • P70.3 - Iatrogenic neonatal hypoglycemia
  • P70.4 - Other neonatal hypoglycemia
  • P70.8 - Other transitory disorders of carbohydrate metabolism of newborn
  • P70.9 - Transitory disorder of carbohydrate metabolism of newborn, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
      • Transitory disord of carbohydrate metab specific to newborn (P70)

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


Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy. There are different groups of disorders. Some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy.

You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example.


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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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