ICD-10-CM Code Q65

Congenital deformities of hip

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Q65 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of congenital deformities of hip. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Q65
Short Description:Congenital deformities of hip
Long Description:Congenital deformities of hip

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Q65.0 - Congenital dislocation of hip, unilateral
  • Q65.00 - Congenital dislocation of unspecified hip, unilateral
  • Q65.01 - Congenital dislocation of right hip, unilateral
  • Q65.02 - Congenital dislocation of left hip, unilateral
  • Q65.1 - Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
  • Q65.2 - Congenital dislocation of hip, unspecified
  • Q65.3 - Congenital partial dislocation of hip, unilateral
  • Q65.30 - Congenital partial dislocation of unspecified hip, unilateral
  • Q65.31 - Congenital partial dislocation of right hip, unilateral
  • Q65.32 - Congenital partial dislocation of left hip, unilateral
  • Q65.4 - Congenital partial dislocation of hip, bilateral
  • Q65.5 - Congenital partial dislocation of hip, unspecified
  • Q65.6 - Congenital unstable hip
  • Q65.8 - Other congenital deformities of hip
  • Q65.81 - Congenital coxa valga
  • Q65.82 - Congenital coxa vara
  • Q65.89 - Other specified congenital deformities of hip
  • Q65.9 - Congenital deformity of hip, unspecified

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 Q65:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
      • Congenital deformities of hip (Q65)

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


Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can range from mild to severe. Causes can include

  • Genetics
  • Exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Certain medicines. Before you get pregnant, talk to your health care provider about any medicines you take.
  • Not getting enough of certain nutrients. For example, not getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy is a key factor in causing neural tube defects.

For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Health care providers can diagnose certain birth defects during pregnancy, with prenatal tests. That's why it important to get regular prenatal care. Other birth defects may not be found until after the baby is born. Sometimes the defect is obvious right away. Other times, the health care provider may not discover it until later in life.

Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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