ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R68.19

Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy

Diagnosis Code R68.19

ICD-10: R68.19
Short Description: Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
Long Description: Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R68.19

Valid for Submission
The code R68.19 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)


Version 2019 Billable Code Pediatric Diagnoses

Information for Medical Professionals

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.


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Convert to ICD-9
  • 799.89 - Ill-define condition NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Crying infant

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R68.19 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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.

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