2021 ICD-10-CM Code P81

Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:P81
Short Description:Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn
Long Description:Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn

Header codes like P81 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn:

  • P81.0 - Environmental hyperthermia of newborn
  • P81.8 - Other specified disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn
  • P81.9 - Disturbance of temperature regulation of newborn, unspecified

Information for Patients


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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)