ICD-10-CM Code Q06.8

Other specified congenital malformations of spinal cord

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q06.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified congenital malformations of spinal cord. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Q06.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormality of canalization and retrogressive differentiation, amyelencephalus, caudal dysplasia sequence, caudal dysplasia sequence, caudal dysplasia sequence, dorsal dermal sinus, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Q06.8
Short Description:Other specified congenital malformations of spinal cord
Long Description:Other specified congenital malformations of spinal cord

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Q06.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormality of canalization and retrogressive differentiation
  • Amyelencephalus
  • Caudal dysplasia sequence
  • Caudal dysplasia sequence
  • Caudal dysplasia sequence
  • Dorsal dermal sinus
  • Dysraphism of cervical spine
  • Hemimyelia
  • Holoprosencephaly with caudal dysgenesis syndrome
  • Lumbosacral agenesis
  • Myeloschisis
  • Neuroenteric cyst
  • Neuroenteric cyst and associated malformation
  • Occult spinal dysraphism sequence
  • Primary tethered cord syndrome
  • Sacral agenesis
  • Sacral agenesis, abnormal ossification of vertebral bodies, persistent notochordal canal syndrome
  • Sacral dysgenesis
  • Structural developmental anomalies of neurenteric canal

Present on Admission (POA)

Q06.8 is exempt from POA reporting - 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. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Q06.8 to ICD-9

  • 742.59 - Spinal cord anomaly NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the nervous system (Q00-Q07)
      • Other congenital malformations of spinal cord (Q06)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.


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