ICD-10 Code R68.19

Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy

Version 2019 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Pediatric Diagnoses
ICD-10:R68.19
Short Description:Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
Long Description:Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 R68.19 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of 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)

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 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:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Convert R68.19 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 799.89 - Ill-define condition NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Crying 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 R68.19 are found in the index:


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.