ICD-10-CM Code Q74.8

Other specified congenital malformations of limb(s)

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q74.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified congenital malformations of limb(s). The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Q74.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absence of fibula, absence of tibia, acrocallosal syndrome, acrocephalopolydactyly, acrocraniofacial dysostosis, acrofacial dysostosis kennedy teebi type, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

Short Description:Other specified congenital malformations of limb(s)
Long Description:Other specified congenital malformations of limb(s)

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 Q74.8 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:

  • Absence of fibula
  • Absence of tibia
  • Acrocallosal syndrome
  • Acrocephalopolydactyly
  • Acrocraniofacial dysostosis
  • Acrofacial dysostosis Kennedy Teebi type
  • Acrofacial dysostosis Palagonia type
  • Acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis
  • Akinesia
  • Akinesia
  • Anisomelia
  • Arachnodactyly
  • Arachnodactyly
  • Arachnodactyly
  • Arachnodactyly and intellectual disability with facial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Arachnodactyly with abnormal ossification and intellectual disability syndrome
  • Autosomal dominant multiple pterygium syndrome
  • Bifid digit
  • Brachydactyly and arterial hypertension syndrome
  • Brachydactyly syndrome type E
  • Brachydactyly type A1
  • Brachydactyly type A4
  • Brachydactyly type A6
  • Brachydactyly type A7
  • Brachydactyly, mesomelia, intellectual disability, heart defect syndrome
  • Brachymesophalangia
  • Brachymesophalangia
  • Brachymorphism with onychodysplasia and dysphalangism syndrome
  • Brachyphalangia
  • Camptobrachydactyly
  • Carney complex, trismus, pseudocamptodactyly syndrome
  • CLAPO syndrome
  • Congenital abnormal shape of digit
  • Congenital abnormal shape of rib
  • Congenital anomaly of macula
  • Congenital bowing of long bone
  • Congenital clinodactyly
  • Congenital deformity of chest wall
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Congenital dilatation of colon
  • Congenital hyperextension of limb
  • Congenital hyperflexion of limb
  • Congenital hypotrichia
  • Congenital kyphoscoliosis
  • Congenital kyphosis
  • Congenital kyphosis of thoracic spine
  • Congenital malposition of digit
  • Congenital malrotation of limb
  • Congenital pectus carinatum
  • Congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia
  • Cryptorchidism, arachnodactyly, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Defect of diaphragm
  • Dentinogenesis imperfecta
  • Diaphragmatic defect, limb deficiency, skull defect syndrome
  • Dimelia
  • Duplication of whole limb
  • Dysmorphism, pectus carinatum, joint laxity syndrome
  • Dyssegmental dysplasia Silverman Handmaker type
  • Ectodermal dysplasia with ectrodactyly and macular dystrophy syndrome
  • Familial digital arthropathy and brachydactyly syndrome
  • Fibular aplasia and complex brachydactyly
  • Goldblatt syndrome
  • Grange syndrome
  • Hereditary dysplasia of blood vessel
  • Hirschsprung disease with type D brachydactyly syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus, tall stature, joint laxity syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, brachydactyly, Pierre Robin syndrome
  • Intellectual disability, spasticity, ectrodactyly syndrome
  • Keipert syndrome
  • Kyphosis of thoracic spine
  • Larsen syndrome
  • Lethal Larsen-like syndrome
  • Macromelia
  • Microcephalus with albinism and digital anomaly syndrome
  • Microcephalus with brachydactyly and kyphoscoliosis syndrome
  • Microdactyly
  • Morava Mehes syndrome
  • Multicentric osteolysis nodulosis arthropathy spectrum
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome
  • Myxoma of heart
  • Neck webbing
  • Notomelus
  • Ophthalmomandibulomelic dysplasia
  • Palmoplantar keratoderma with clinodactyly syndrome
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Phocomelia
  • Phocomelia, ectrodactyly, deafness and sinus arrhythmia syndrome
  • Polymelia
  • Pseudoaminopterin syndrome
  • Pterygium colli with intellectual disability and digital anomaly syndrome
  • Robin sequence
  • Robin sequence
  • Rozin Hertz Goodman syndrome
  • Seaver Cassidy syndrome
  • Short stature, onychodysplasia, facial dysmorphism, hypotrichosis syndrome
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Tibial aplasia and ectrodactyly syndrome
  • Ventricular extrasystoles with syncope, perodactyly and Robin sequence syndrome
  • Ventricular premature beats
  • X-linked lethal multiple pterygium syndrome

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code Q74.8 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)

Q74.8 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 Q74.8 to ICD-9

  • 755.8 - Congen limb anomaly NEC

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
      • Other congenital malformations of limb (Q74) (s)

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

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

  • 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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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