Perinatal and Newborn




This module describes the time immediately before birth (the 20th to 28th week of gestation) through the first 28 days after birth. Codes in this chapter are never used on the mother’s record. This chapter has several codes that can be used when a newborn is observed for a suspected condition, but after study that condition is ruled out.


•Identify the type of patient record that will utilize P codes.
•Apply chapter specific guidelines and the pertinent Z codes.
•Select conditions that should be coded from a newborn’s record.
•Code conditions of the newborn that are due to maternal complications.
•Assign and sequence codes for premature birth Identify reporting criteria for abnormal findings on neonatal screening.
•Assign and sequence codes related to birth trauma.
•Distinguish between transitory tachypnea of the newborn and other types of newborn respiratory distress.
•Define different types of neonatal aspiration.
•Determine the categories of codes to use for newborn sepsis.
•Assign codes for neonatal jaundice.
•Determine when to code for convulsions versus epilepsy in newborns, and use a coding guideline to Identify when to code P95 for Stillbirth.
•Distinguish between different types of newborn substance withdrawal.
•.Utilize ICD-10-CM coding principles and guidelines to select and assign ICD-10-CM codes to diagnostic statements and scenarios.

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Technical Requirments

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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