ICD-10-CM Code Q87.2

Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly involving limbs

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q87.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital malformation syndromes predominantly involving limbs. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Q87.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aase syndrome, acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis, acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis type 2, acropectoral syndrome, acrorenal syndrome, acrorenoocular syndrome, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

Short Description:Congenital malformation syndromes predom involving limbs
Long Description:Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly involving limbs

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 Q87.2:

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.
  • Holt-Oram syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
  • Nail patella syndrome
  • Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome
  • Sirenomelia syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia with absent radius TAR syndrome
  • VATER syndrome

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 Q87.2 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:

  • Aase syndrome
  • Acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis
  • Acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis type 2
  • Acropectoral syndrome
  • Acrorenal syndrome
  • Acrorenoocular syndrome
  • Adams-Oliver syndrome
  • ADULT syndrome
  • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Amelia
  • Ballard syndrome
  • Banki syndrome
  • Bent bone dysplasia group
  • Brachydactyly of hand
  • Brachymesophalangia
  • Campomelia Cumming type
  • Camptodactyly and tall stature with scoliosis and hearing loss syndrome
  • Camptodactyly with fibrous tissue hyperplasia and skeletal dysplasia syndrome
  • Capra DeMarco syndrome
  • Carpenter Waziri syndrome
  • Catel Manzke syndrome
  • Caudal appendage deafness syndrome
  • Chiari malformation
  • Chiari malformation type I
  • Child syndrome
  • Congenital absence of lower limb
  • Congenital anomaly of caudal vertebra
  • Congenital complete absence of upper limb
  • Congenital malformation syndromes involving limbs
  • Congenital malposition of testis
  • Congenital microgastria
  • Congenital microgastria with limb reduction defect syndrome
  • Constitutional aplastic anemia
  • Constriction ring syndrome
  • Cooks syndrome
  • Cryptomicrotia brachydactyly syndrome
  • Curry Jones syndrome
  • Deformity due to amniotic band
  • Disorder characterized by multiple exostoses
  • Duplication of fibula
  • Duplication of lower limb bone
  • Ectodermal dysplasia with tooth-nail defects
  • Escobar syndrome
  • Femoral hypoplasia - unusual facies syndrome
  • Fibular dimelia diplopodia syndrome
  • Fuhrmann syndrome
  • Grebe syndrome
  • Guttmacher syndrome
  • Holt-Oram syndrome
  • Hypoplasia of thumb
  • Karsch Neugebauer syndrome
  • Klein-Waardenberg's syndrome
  • Langer-Giedion syndrome
  • Levy-Hollister syndrome
  • Limb body wall complex
  • Limb reduction-ichthyosis syndrome
  • Long thumb brachydactyly syndrome
  • Malformation association
  • Mietens syndrome
  • Mirror polydactyly, vertebral segmentation and limb defect syndrome
  • Multiple malformation syndrome with facial-limb defects as major feature
  • Multiple malformation syndrome with limb defect as major feature
  • Multiple malformation syndrome, small stature, without skeletal dysplasia
  • Nager syndrome
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Nievergelt's syndrome
  • Oculootoradial syndrome
  • Patella dysplasia
  • Pelviscapular dysplasia
  • PHAVER syndrome
  • Port-wine stain in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome
  • Radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia syndrome
  • RAPADILINO syndrome
  • Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome
  • Ruvalcaba syndrome
  • Sirenomelus
  • Split foot
  • Spondylocamptodactyly syndrome
  • Spondylodysplastic group
  • Tel Hashomer camptodactyly syndrome
  • Temple Baraitser syndrome
  • Temtamy preaxial brachydactyly syndrome
  • Tetraamelia with multiple malformation syndrome
  • Townes syndrome
  • Trichorhinophalangeal dysplasia type I
  • Trichorhinophalangeal dysplasia type III
  • Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome
  • Undescended testicle
  • VATER association
  • WT limb blood syndrome

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code Q87.2 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)

Q87.2 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 Q87.2 to ICD-9

  • 759.89 - Specfied cong anomal NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Other congenital malformations (Q80-Q89)
      • Oth congenital malform syndromes affecting multiple systems (Q87)

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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