Q35 - Cleft palate
|Short Description:||Cleft palate|
|Long Description:||Cleft palate|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
Q35 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cleft palate. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
- Cleft Palate-. congenital fissure of the soft and/or hard palate, due to faulty fusion.
- Palatal Obturators-. appliances that close a cleft or fissure of the palate.
- Cleft Palate-. a congenital abnormality consisting of a fissure in the midline of the hard and/or soft palate; it is the result of the failure of the two sides of the palate to fuse during embryonic development.
- Palatorrhaphy|Cleft Palate Repair|Cleft palate repair-. the surgical repair of a cleft palate by approximation of the intact tissues surrounding the defect.
- TBX22 wt Allele|ABERS|CLPA|CPX|Cleft Palate and/or Ankyloglossia Gene|T-Box 22 wt Allele|TBXX|dJ795G23.1-. human tbx22 wild-type allele is located in the vicinity of xq21.1 and is approximately 21 kb in length. this allele, which encodes t-box transcription factor tbx22 protein, plays a role in palate development. mutation of the gene is associated with x-linked cleft palate and ankyloglossia.
Specific Coding for Cleft palate
Non-specific codes like Q35 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for cleft palate:
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- fissure of palate
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
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- cleft palate with cleft lip Q37
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby's lip or mouth do not form properly. They happen early during pregnancy. A baby can have a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or both.
A cleft lip happens if the tissue that makes up the lip does not join completely before birth. This causes an opening in the upper lip. The opening can be a small slit or a large opening that goes through the lip into the nose. It can be on one or both sides of the lip or, rarely, in the middle of the lip.
Children with a cleft lip also can have a cleft palate. The roof of the mouth is called the "palate." With a cleft palate, the tissue that makes up the roof of the mouth does not join correctly. Babies may have both the front and back parts of the palate open, or they may have only one part open.
Children with a cleft lip or a cleft palate often have problems with feeding and talking. They also might have ear infections, hearing loss, and problems with their teeth.
Often, surgery can close the lip and palate. Cleft lip surgery is usually done before age 12 months, and cleft palate surgery is done before 18 months. Many children have other complications. They may need additional surgeries, dental and orthodontic care, and speech therapy as they get older. With treatment, most children with clefts do well and lead a healthy life.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cleft Lip and PalateCleft lip with or without cleft palate is among the most common of birth defects.
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