AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Neonatal Encephalopathy

Two new codes P91.811, Neonatal encephalopathy in disease classified elsewhere, and P91.819, Neonatal encephalopathy, unspecified, have been created to describe neonatal encephalopathy that is caused by some other condition as well as unspecified neonatal encephalopathy. Neonatal encephalopathy is a clinically defined syndrome of neurological dysfunction in the newborn infant, manifested by difficulty initiating and maintaining respiration, depression of tone and reflexes, subnormal level of consciousness and seizures. Typically, the condition affects full term newborns. When neonatal encephalopathy is caused by a significant hypoxic ischemic brain injury, it is called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE], and assigned the appropriate...

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