ICD-10-CM Code P91.88

Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

P91.88 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P91.88 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like alternating hemiplegia or alternating hemiplegia of childhood or benign nocturnal alternating hemiplegia of childhood or cerebral ventricular distension. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:P91.88
Short Description:Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn
Long Description:Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn

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 P91.88 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:

  • Alternating hemiplegia
  • Alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  • Benign nocturnal alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  • Cerebral ventricular distension

Present on Admission (POA)

P91.88 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Replacement Code

P9188 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • P91.8 - Other specified disturbances of cerebral status of newborn

Convert P91.88 to ICD-9

  • 779.1 - NB cereb irrit NEC/NOS (Approximate Flag)

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 2018 - Code Added, 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