ICD-10-CM Code P76

Other intestinal obstruction of newborn

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P76 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other intestinal obstruction of newborn. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P76
Short Description:Other intestinal obstruction of newborn
Long Description:Other intestinal obstruction of newborn

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

  • P76.0 - Meconium plug syndrome
  • P76.1 - Transitory ileus of newborn
  • P76.2 - Intestinal obstruction due to inspissated milk
  • P76.8 - Other specified intestinal obstruction of newborn
  • P76.9 - Intestinal obstruction of newborn, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Digestive system disorders of newborn (P76-P78)
      • Other intestinal obstruction of newborn (P76)

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


Intestinal Obstruction

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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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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