Valid for Submission
Q67.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of plagiocephaly. The code Q67.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Q67.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital positional plagiocephaly, molded baby syndrome, plagiocephaly, plagiocephaly or postural plagiocephaly. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
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 Q67.3 are found in the index:
- - Plagiocephaly - Q67.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Congenital positional plagiocephaly
- Molded baby syndrome
- Postural plagiocephaly
- CRANIOSYNOSTOSES-. premature closure of one or more cranial sutures. it often results in plagiocephaly. craniosynostoses that involve multiple sutures are sometimes associated with congenital syndromes such as acrocephalosyndactylia; and craniofacial dysostosis.
- PLAGIOCEPHALY NONSYNOSTOTIC-. a deformity of the skull that is not due to bone fusion synostosis such as craniosynostoses and is characterized by an asymmetric skull and face. it is observed with an increased frequency in infants after the adoption of supine sleeping recommendations to prevent sudden infant death syndrome.
- PLAGIOCEPHALY-. the condition characterized by uneven or irregular shape of the head often in parallelogram shape with a flat spot on the back or one side of the head. it can either result from the premature cranial suture closure craniosynostosis or from external forces nonsynostotic plagiocephaly.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|564||OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||08||1.5138|
|565||OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC||08||1.0063|
|566||OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||08||0.7515|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q67.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q67.3 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
Craniofacial is a medical term that relates to the bones of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft lip and palate, are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect how a person's face or head looks. These conditions may also affect other parts of the body.
Treatment depends on the type of problem. Plastic and reconstructive surgery may help the person's appearance.
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