Valid for Submission
Q35.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cleft palate, unspecified. The code Q35.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Q35.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abruzzo erickson syndrome, ankyloblepharon, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum with cleft palate syndrome, anodontia of primary dentition , bilateral cleft of primary palate, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like Q35.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Q35.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
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.
- Cleft palate NOS
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 Q35.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abruzzo Erickson syndrome
- Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum
- Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum with cleft palate syndrome
- Anodontia of primary dentition
- Bilateral cleft of primary palate
- Bilateral congenital malformation of ears
- Bilateral congenital malformation of external ears
- Bilateral microtia with deafness and cleft palate syndrome
- Cholestasis with pigmentary retinopathy and cleft palate syndrome
- Cleft of primary palate
- Cleft palate
- Cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome
- Cleft palate with short stature and vertebral anomaly syndrome
- Cleft palate with stapes fixation and oligodontia syndrome
- Cleft palate, large ears, small head syndrome
- Congenital ankyloblepharon
- Congenital anomaly of ossicles of ear
- Congenital coloboma of macula lutea
- Congenital fusion of ossicles of ear
- Congenital hallux valgus
- Congenital omphalocele
- Congenital retrognathism
- Facial dysmorphism, cleft palate, loose skin syndrome
- Genitopalatocardiac syndrome
- Hallux valgus
- Holzgreve syndrome
- Incomplete bilateral cleft palate
- Incomplete cleft palate
- Lethal omphalocele with cleft palate syndrome
- Macrosomia, microphthalmia, cleft palate syndrome
- Macular coloboma, cleft palate, hallux valgus syndrome
- Microcephalus cleft palate syndrome
- Poikiloderma, alopecia, retrognathism, cleft palate syndrome
- Potter's facies
- Pure gonadal dysgenesis
- Pure gonadal dysgenesis 46,XY
- Reardon Hall Slaney syndrome
- Renal agenesis
- Retinal pigment deposits
- Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, craniosynostosis, cleft palate, cataract and intellectual disability syndrome
- Submucous cleft palate
- Tongue tie
- Velopharyngeal inadequacy
- Velopharyngeal incompetence
- Velopharyngeal incompetence due to cleft palate
- X-linked cleft palate and ankyloglossia
- 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.
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q35.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q35.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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
- Cleft lip and palate (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cleft lip and palate repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cleft lip and palate repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)