Diagnosis Code Q79.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code Q79.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 564
- OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC 565
- OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 566
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 756.9 - Musculoskel anom NEC/NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Present on Admission (POA) Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.
The code Q79.9 is exempt from POA reporting.
- Aberrant muscle of the lower limb
- Bone absent
- Combined malformation of central nervous system and skeletal muscle
- Congenital anomaly of abdomen
- Congenital anomaly of bone and joint
- Congenital anomaly of muscle AND/OR tendon
- Congenital anomaly of musculoskeletal structure of trunk
- Congenital anomaly of musculoskeletal system
- Congenital anomaly of skeletal bone
- Multiple bony abnormalities
- Muscle eye brain disease
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q79.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Congenital anomaly of musculoskeletal system NOS
- Congenital deformity of musculoskeletal system NOS
Information for Patients
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Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.
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