AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2014 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Previable Newborn

We have babies that were born alive at 20.5 and 22.2 weeks. The provider has documented that the babies are “previable.” In this case, the baby only weighed 136 grams. What is the appropriate ICD-9-CM diagnosis code to identify the previability? ...

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