AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Low Birth Weight Infant 2,500 Grams and Over

New codes have been created to describe a newborn light for gestational age 2500 grams and over (P05.09) and newborn small for gestation age, other, which includes newborn small for gestational age, 2500 grams and over (P05.19). Low birth weight is defined as a birth weight of a liveborn infant of less than 2500 grams, regardless of gestational age. Small for gestational age (SGA) or light-for-dates newborns are those who are smaller in size than normal for the gestational age, most commonly defined as weight below the 10th (or 5th) percentile for the gestational age. Although this...

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