AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Newborn Vomiting and Other Feeding Problems

Effective October 1, 2009, code 779.3, Disorder of stomach function and feeding problems in newborn, has been expanded to differentiate between feeding problems (779.31), bilious vomiting (779.32), other vomiting (779.33), and failure to thrive (779.34) in the newborn. Vomiting is a very nonspecific complaint which can be due to many different conditions. However, persistent vomiting in a newborn can indicate a more serious condition. 779 Other and ill-defined conditions originating in the perinatal period Revise 779.3 Disorder of stomach function and feeding problems in newborn Delete Regurgitation of food in newborn Delete Slow...

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