ICD-10-CM Code P76.0

Meconium plug syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P76.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of meconium plug syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P76.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like delayed passage of meconium, finding of passage of meconium, finding of passage of meconium, has not passed meconium, liveborn with prelabor fetal distress, liveborn with prelabor meconium in liquor, etc

ICD-10:P76.0
Short Description:Meconium plug syndrome
Long Description:Meconium plug syndrome

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 P76.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Meconium ileus NOS

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.
  • meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis E84.11

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 P76.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Delayed passage of meconium
  • Finding of passage of meconium
  • Finding of passage of meconium
  • Has not passed meconium
  • Liveborn with prelabor fetal distress
  • Liveborn with prelabor meconium in liquor
  • Meconium ileus
  • Meconium plug
  • Perforation of intestine co-occurrent and due to meconium ileus
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction

Convert P76.0 to ICD-9

  • 777.1 - Meconium obstruction (Approximate Flag)

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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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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