ICD-9 Code 676.90

Unspecified disorder of lactation, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable

Not Valid for Submission

676.90 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified disorder of lactation, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 676.90
Short Description:Lactation dis NOS-unspec
Long Description:Unspecified disorder of lactation, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable

Convert 676.90 to ICD-10

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

  • O92.70 - Unspecified disorders of lactation

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Complications of the puerperium (670-677)
      • 676 Other disorders of the breast associated with childbirth, and disorders of lactation

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-9 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Information for Patients


Breastfeeding

Also called: Lactation, Nursing

Breastfeeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies.

Women who don't have health problems should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life. There are some cases when it's better not to breastfeed. If you have HIV or active tuberculosis, you should not breastfeed because you could give the infection to your baby. Certain medicines, illegal drugs, and alcohol can also pass through the breast milk and cause harm to your baby.

If you are having problems with breastfeeding, contact a lactation consultant.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • Overcoming breastfeeding problems

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.