ICD-10-CM Code P91

Other disturbances of cerebral status of newborn

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P91 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disturbances of cerebral status of newborn. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:P91
Short Description:Other disturbances of cerebral status of newborn
Long Description:Other disturbances of cerebral status of newborn

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

  • P91.0 - Neonatal cerebral ischemia
  • P91.1 - Acquired periventricular cysts of newborn
  • P91.2 - Neonatal cerebral leukomalacia
  • P91.3 - Neonatal cerebral irritability
  • P91.4 - Neonatal cerebral depression
  • P91.5 - Neonatal coma
  • P91.6 - Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]
  • P91.60 - Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE], unspecified
  • P91.61 - Mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]
  • P91.62 - Moderate hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]
  • P91.63 - Severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]
  • P91.8 - Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn
  • P91.81 - Neonatal encephalopathy
  • P91.811 - Neonatal encephalopathy in diseases classified elsewhere
  • P91.819 - Neonatal encephalopathy, unspecified
  • P91.88 - Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn
  • P91.9 - Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
      • Other disturbances of cerebral status of newborn (P91)

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


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