Valid for Submission
Q70.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of syndactyly, unspecified. The code Q70.9 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 Q70.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 2q partial trisomy syndrome, anal atresia, ankylosis of joint of finger, ankylosis of joint of hand, ankylosis of proximal interphalangeal joint , aphalangy and syndactyly with microcephaly syndrome, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like Q70.9 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 Q70.9:
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.
- Symphalangy 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 Q70.9 are found in the index:
- - Dactylosymphysis - Q70.9
- - Symphalangy (fingers) (toes) - Q70.9
- - Syndactylism, syndactyly - Q70.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- 2q partial trisomy syndrome
- Anal atresia
- Ankylosis of joint of finger
- Ankylosis of joint of hand
- Ankylosis of proximal interphalangeal joint
- Aphalangy and syndactyly with microcephaly syndrome
- Blepharophimosis, ptosis, esotropia, syndactyly, short stature syndrome
- Brachydactyly and distal symphalangism syndrome
- Cenani Lenz syndrome
- Cleft hand with syndactyly
- Congenital blepharophimosis
- Congenital bony fusion of phalanges
- Congenital cleft hand
- Congenital clinodactyly
- Congenital esotropia
- Congenital malformation of the eyebrow
- Congenital nystagmus
- Distal interphalangeal joint symphalangism
- Distal interphalangeal joint symphalangism
- Duplication of eyebrow and syndactyly syndrome
- Ectodermal dysplasia syndactyly syndrome
- Ectodermal dysplasia, syndactyly and pili torti
- FBLN1-related developmental delay, central nervous system anomaly, syndactyly syndrome
- Fibular aplasia, tibial campomelia, oligo-syndactyly syndrome
- Mesoaxial synostotic syndactyly with phalangeal reduction syndrome
- Partial trisomy of chromosome 2
- Pendular nystagmus
- Polysyndactyly and cardiac malformation syndrome
- Proximal interphalangeal joint symphalangism
- STAR syndrome
- Symphalangism with multiple anomalies of hands and feet syndrome
- Syndactyly of the thumb
- Syndactyly type 1
- Syndactyly type 2
- Syndactyly type 4
- Syndactyly type 5
- Syndactyly, camptodactyly and clinodactyly of fifth fingers, bifid toes syndrome
- Syndactyly, nystagmus syndrome due to 2q31.1 microduplication
- Syndactyly, polydactyly, ear lobe syndrome
- POLAND SYNDROME-. a syndrome which is characterized by symbrachydactyly and aplasia of the sternal head of pectoralis major.
- SYNDACTYLY-. a congenital anomaly of the hand or foot marked by the webbing between adjacent fingers or toes. syndactylies are classified as complete or incomplete by the degree of joining. syndactylies can also be simple or complex. simple syndactyly indicates joining of only skin or soft tissue; complex syndactyly marks joining of bony elements.
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 Q70.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q70.9 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.
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