Valid for Submission
Q72.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital complete absence of unspecified lower limb. The code Q72.00 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 Q72.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absence deformity of leg and congenital cataract syndrome, amelia, amelia, congenital absence of left lower limb, congenital absence of lower limb , congenital absence of lower limb, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like Q72.00 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Absence deformity of leg and congenital cataract syndrome
- Congenital absence of left lower limb
- Congenital absence of lower limb
- Congenital absence of lower limb
- Congenital absence of pelvis and lower limb
- Congenital absence of right lower limb
- Congenital complete absence of upper limb
- Intrauterine amputation of lower limb
- Reduction deformity of lower limb
- Tetraamelia with multiple malformation syndrome
- Transverse deficiency lower limb - hip level
- Transverse deficiency of lower limb
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q72.00 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q72.00 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
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
- 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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