Valid for Submission
P77.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, unspecified. The code P77.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code P77.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute radiation enteritis, colitis, enteritis due to radiation, gastroenteritis, necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus or newborn , neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like P77.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 P77.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn, NOS
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 P77.9 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:
- Acute radiation enteritis
- Enteritis due to radiation
- Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus OR newborn
- Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis
- Noninfectious enteritis
- Noninfectious gastroenteritis
- Non-infective enteritis and colitis
- Perinatal necrotizing enterocolitis
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Information for Patients
Also called: Preemies
Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.
Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include
- Breathing problems
- Feeding difficulties
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delay
- Vision problems
- Hearing problems
Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Apnea of prematurity (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal weight gain and nutrition (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Osteopenia - premature infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Premature infant (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Preterm labor (Medical Encyclopedia)
Small Intestine Disorders
Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.
Problems with the small intestine can include:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn's disease
- Intestinal cancer
- Intestinal obstruction
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer
Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.
- Duodenal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- EGD - esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Enteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Enteroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Meckel's diverticulectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Small bowel bacterial overgrowth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)