Valid for Submission
R68.19 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy. The code R68.19 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 R68.19 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like crying infant.
The code R68.19 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.
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 R68.19 are found in the index:
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:
- Crying infant
Convert R68.19 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R68.19 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original 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)