Valid for Submission
R68.12 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fussy infant (baby). The code R68.12 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R68.12 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anger reaction, difficulty controlling anger, difficulty controlling emotions, feeling irritable, finding related to ability to control anger , finding related to ability to control emotions, etc.
The code R68.12 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R68.12:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Irritable infant
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 R68.12 are found in the index:
- - Fussy baby - R68.12
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anger reaction
- Difficulty controlling anger
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Feeling irritable
- Finding related to ability to control anger
- Finding related to ability to control emotions
- Fussy infant
- Hyperactive behavior
- Irritability and anger
- Neonatal agitation
- O/E - irritable
- Outbursts of anger
- Temper problem
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R68.12 to ICD-9 Code
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.
- Colic and crying - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diarrhea in infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Newborn jaundice - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Rash - child under 2 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
- When your baby or infant has a fever (Medical Encyclopedia)
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