Valid for Submission
Q69.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of polydactyly, unspecified. The code Q69.9 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 Q69.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absent tibia, polydactyly, arachnoid cyst syndrome, arachnoid cyst, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, brain malformation, congenital heart disease, postaxial polydactyly syndrome, cleft hand with polydactyly , congenital abnormal shape of rib, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like Q69.9 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Q69.9:
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.
- Supernumerary digit(s) 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 Q69.9 are found in the index:
- - Hexadactylism - Q69.9
- - Polydactylism, polydactyly - Q69.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Absent tibia, polydactyly, arachnoid cyst syndrome
- Arachnoid cyst
- Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
- Brain malformation, congenital heart disease, postaxial polydactyly syndrome
- Cleft hand with polydactyly
- Congenital abnormal shape of rib
- Congenital cleft hand
- Congenital deformity of chest wall
- Congenital hypoplasia of tibia
- Congenital lymphangiectasia
- Congenital malformation syndromes involving limbs
- Congenital pectus excavatum
- Cortical blindness
- Cortical blindness, intellectual disability, polydactyly syndrome
- Dandy-Walker malformation with postaxial polydactyly syndrome
- Dandy-Walker syndrome
- Ectrodactyly polydactyly syndrome
- Finger hyperphalangy, toe anomalies, severe pectus excavatum syndrome
- Hereditary disorder of lymphatic system
- Hirschsprung disease with deafness and polydactyly syndrome
- Holoprosencephaly and postaxial polydactyly syndrome
- Holzgreve syndrome
- Hypoplastic tibia and postaxial polydactyly syndrome
- Intellectual disability, polydactyly, uncombable hair syndrome
- McKusick Kaufman syndrome
- Megalencephaly, polymicrogyria, postaxial polydactyly, hydrocephalus syndrome
- Mirror polydactyly, vertebral segmentation and limb defect syndrome
- Mullerian remnant
- Multinodular goiter
- Multinodular goiter, cystic kidney, polydactyly syndrome
- Oliver syndrome
- Pectus excavatum
- Persistent Mullerian derivative with lymphangiectasia and polydactyly syndrome
- Polydactyly myopia syndrome
- Postaxial polydactyly type A
- Postaxial polydactyly, anterior pituitary anomalies, facial dysmorphism syndrome
- Postaxial polydactyly, dental, vertebral anomalies syndrome
- Potter's facies
- Preaxial polydactyly, colobomata, intellectual disability syndrome
- Renal agenesis
- Scalp defect postaxial polydactyly syndrome
- Short rib polydactyly syndrome
- Short rib polydactyly syndrome Saldino Noonan type
- Short rib-polydactyly syndrome, Majewski type
- Syndactyly, polydactyly, ear lobe syndrome
- Type III short rib polydactyly syndrome
- Type IV short rib polydactyly syndrome
- Ulnar polydactyly of fingers
- SHORT RIB POLYDACTYLY SYNDROME-. a syndrome inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and incompatible with life. the main features are narrow thorax short ribs scapular and pelvic dysplasia and polydactyly.
- POLYDACTYLY-. a congenital anomaly of the hand or foot marked by the presence of supernumerary digits.
- SMITH LEMLI OPITZ SYNDROME-. an autosomal recessive disorder of cholesterol metabolism. it is caused by a deficiency of 7 dehydrocholesterol reductase the enzyme that converts 7 dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol leading to an abnormally low plasma cholesterol. this syndrome is characterized by multiple congenital abnormalities growth deficiency and intellectual disability.
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 Q69.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q69.9 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
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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
- 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.
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