Version 2024
Replaced Code

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q75.0


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Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system
      • Other congenital malformations of skull and face bones

Q75.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of craniosynostosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Craniosynostosis

Non-specific codes like Q75.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for craniosynostosis:

  • Q75.00 for Craniosynostosis unspecified - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.001 for Craniosynostosis unspecified, unilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.002 for Craniosynostosis unspecified, bilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.009 for Craniosynostosis unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.01 for Sagittal craniosynostosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Q75.02 for Coronal craniosynostosis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.021 for Coronal craniosynostosis unilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.022 for Coronal craniosynostosis bilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.029 for Coronal craniosynostosis unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.03 for Metopic craniosynostosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Q75.04 for Lambdoid craniosynostosis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.041 for Lambdoid craniosynostosis, unilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.042 for Lambdoid craniosynostosis, bilateral - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.049 for Lambdoid craniosynostosis, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Q75.05 for Multi-suture craniosynostosis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.051 for Cloverleaf skull - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.052 for Pansynostosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.058 for Other multi-suture craniosynostosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use Q75.08 for Other single-suture craniosynostosis - BILLABLE CODE

Clinical Classification

New 2024 ICD-10-CM Code

Q75.0 is new to ICD-10-CM code set for the FY 2024, effective October 1, 2023. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2023. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024).

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2024 ICD-10-CM code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2023. This code was replaced for the FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024).

  • Q75.001 - Craniosynostosis unspecified, unilateral
  • Q75.002 - Craniosynostosis unspecified, bilateral
  • Q75.009 - Craniosynostosis unspecified
  • Q75.01 - Sagittal craniosynostosis
  • Q75.021 - Coronal craniosynostosis unilateral
  • Q75.022 - Coronal craniosynostosis bilateral
  • Q75.029 - Coronal craniosynostosis unspecified
  • Q75.03 - Metopic craniosynostosis
  • Q75.041 - Lambdoid craniosynostosis, unilateral
  • Q75.042 - Lambdoid craniosynostosis, bilateral
  • Q75.049 - Lambdoid craniosynostosis, unspecified
  • Q75.051 - Cloverleaf skull
  • Q75.052 - Pansynostosis
  • Q75.058 - Other multi-suture craniosynostosis
  • Q75.08 - Other single-suture craniosynostosis

Convert Q75.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 756.0 - Anomal skull/face bones
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Craniofacial Abnormalities

Craniofacial is a medical term that relates to the bones of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft lip and palate, are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect how a person's face or head looks. These conditions may also affect other parts of the body.

Treatment depends on the type of problem. Plastic and reconstructive surgery may help the person's appearance.

[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

Code History

  • FY 2024 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.