2021 ICD-10-CM Code P96

Other conditions originating in the perinatal period

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

P96 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 conditions originating in the perinatal period. 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:P96
Short Description:Other conditions originating in the perinatal period
Long Description:Other conditions originating in the perinatal period

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other conditions originating in the perinatal period

Header codes like P96 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 conditions originating in the perinatal period:

  • P96.0 - Congenital renal failure
  • P96.1 - Neonatal withdrawal symptoms from maternal use of drugs of addiction
  • P96.2 - Withdrawal symptoms from therapeutic use of drugs in newborn
  • P96.3 - Wide cranial sutures of newborn
  • P96.5 - Complication to newborn due to (fetal) intrauterine procedure
  • P96.8 - Other specified conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • P96.81 - Exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period
  • P96.82 - Delayed separation of umbilical cord
  • P96.83 - Meconium staining
  • P96.89 - Other specified conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • P96.9 - Condition originating in the perinatal period, unspecified

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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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)