ICD-10-CM Code P92.1

Regurgitation and rumination of newborn

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P92.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of regurgitation and rumination of newborn. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P92.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic regurgitation, finding of measures of vomit, finding of measures of vomit, finding related to measurement of toxic substance, infant gastrointestinal regurgitation, nasal regurgitation, etc

Short Description:Regurgitation and rumination of newborn
Long Description:Regurgitation and rumination 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 P92.1 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:

  • Chronic regurgitation
  • Finding of measures of vomit
  • Finding of measures of vomit
  • Finding related to measurement of toxic substance
  • Infant gastrointestinal regurgitation
  • Nasal regurgitation
  • Newborn regurgitation of food
  • Odor of specimen - finding
  • Odor of specimen - finding
  • Regurgitation
  • Regurgitation - no aspiration detected
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Retching
  • Rumination in newborn
  • Violent retching
  • Vomit contains food
  • Vomit odor - finding
  • Vomit odor - finding
  • Vomit odor feculent
  • Vomit odor offensive
  • Vomit pH - finding
  • Vomit pH - finding
  • Vomit toxicology: nil found
  • Vomit: excessive acidity
  • Vomit: excessive alkalinity
  • Vomit: mucous present
  • Vomit: pus present
  • Vomit: undigested food present
  • Vomiting

Convert P92.1 to ICD-9

  • 779.31 - NB feeding problems (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
      • Feeding problems of newborn (P92)

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

Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.

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Nausea and Vomiting

What are nausea and vomiting?

Nausea is when you feel sick to your stomach, as if you are going to throw up. Vomiting is when you throw up.

What causes nausea and vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of many different conditions, including

  • Morning sickness during pregnancy
  • Gastroenteritis (infection of your intestines) and other infections
  • Migraines
  • Motion sickness
  • Food poisoning
  • Medicines, including those for cancer chemotherapy
  • GERD (reflux) and ulcers
  • Intestinal obstruction

When should I see a health care provider for nausea and vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting are common. They are usually not serious. However, you should contact your health care provider immediately if you have

  • A reason to think that your vomiting is from poisoning
  • Vomited for longer than 24 hours
  • Blood in the vomit
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe headache and stiff neck
  • Signs of dehydration, such as dry mouth, infrequent urination or dark urine

How is the cause of nausea and vomiting diagnosed?

Your health care provider will take your medical history, ask about your symptoms and do a physical exam. The provider will look for signs of dehydration. You may have some tests, including blood and urine tests. Women may also have a pregnancy test.

What are the treatments for nausea and vomiting?

Treatments for nausea and vomiting depend on the cause. You may get treatment for the underlying problem. There are some medicines that can treatment nausea and vomiting. For severe cases of vomiting, you may need extra fluids through an IV (intravenous).

There are things that you can do to feel better:

  • Get enough fluids, to avoid dehydration. If you are having trouble keeping liquids down, drink small amounts of clear liquids often.
  • Eat bland foods; stay away from spicy, fatty, or salty foods
  • Eat smaller meals more often
  • Avoid strong smells, since they can sometimes trigger nausea and vomiting
  • If you are pregnant and have morning sickness, eat crackers before you get out of bed in the morning

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