ICD-10-CM Code P78.1

Other neonatal peritonitis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P78.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other neonatal peritonitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P78.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aseptic peritonitis, bacterial peritonitis, fat necrosis of peritoneum, fibrinous peritonitis, infectious peritonitis, mesenteric fat necrosis, etc

ICD-10:P78.1
Short Description:Other neonatal peritonitis
Long Description:Other neonatal peritonitis

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 P78.1:

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.
  • Neonatal peritonitis 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 P78.1 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:

  • Aseptic peritonitis
  • Bacterial peritonitis
  • Fat necrosis of peritoneum
  • Fibrinous peritonitis
  • Infectious peritonitis
  • Mesenteric fat necrosis
  • Mesenteric peritonitis with mesenteric fat necrosis
  • Neonatal peritonitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Pneumococcal peritonitis
  • Primary peritonitis

Convert P78.1 to ICD-9

  • 777.8 - Perinat GI sys dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

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


Peritoneal Disorders

Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.

Disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include

  • Peritonitis - an inflammation of the peritoneum
  • Cancer
  • Complications from peritoneal dialysis

Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab tests to analyze the peritoneal fluid to diagnose the problem. Treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause.


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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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