ICD-10-CM Code Q69.9

Polydactyly, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q69.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of polydactyly, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 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 cleft hand, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

Short Description:Polydactyly, unspecified
Long Description:Polydactyly, 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 Q69.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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:


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 cleft hand
  • Congenital dilatation of colon
  • Congenital hypoplasia of tibia
  • Congenital malformation syndromes involving limbs
  • Cortical blindness
  • Cortical blindness, intellectual disability, polydactyly syndrome
  • Dandy-Walker malformation with postaxial polydactyly syndrome
  • Dandy-Walker syndrome
  • Ectrodactyly polydactyly syndrome
  • Fibrochondrogenesis
  • Hereditary disorder of lymphatic system
  • Hexadactyly
  • Hirschsprung disease with deafness and polydactyly syndrome
  • Holoprosencephaly and postaxial polydactyly syndrome
  • Hyperphalangy
  • Hypoplastic tibia and postaxial polydactyly syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, polydactyly, uncombable hair syndrome
  • Macroencephaly
  • McKusick Kaufman syndrome
  • Megalencephaly, polymicrogyria, postaxial polydactyly, hydrocephalus syndrome
  • Metatropic dysplasia
  • Microgyria
  • Micromelia
  • Mirror polydactyly, vertebral segmentation and limb defect syndrome
  • Mullerian remnant
  • Multinodular goiter
  • Multinodular goiter, cystic kidney, polydactyly syndrome
  • Oliver syndrome
  • Persistent Mullerian derivative with lymphangiectasia and polydactyly syndrome
  • Polydactyly
  • Polydactyly myopia syndrome
  • Postaxial polydactyly type A
  • Postaxial polydactyly, anterior pituitary anomalies, facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Postaxial polydactyly, dental, vertebral anomalies syndrome
  • Preaxial polydactyly, colobomata, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Scalp defect postaxial polydactyly syndrome
  • Short rib polydactyly syndrome
  • Short rib polydactyly syndrome Saldino Noonan type
  • Short rib-polydactyly syndrome, Majewski type
  • Type III short rib polydactyly syndrome
  • Type IV short rib polydactyly syndrome
  • Ulnar polydactyly of fingers

Clinical Information

  • 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

The ICD-10 code Q69.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Present on Admission (POA)

Q69.9 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Q69.9 to ICD-9

  • 755.00 - Polydactyly NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
      • Polydactyly (Q69)

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

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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

  • 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.

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