Valid for Submission
Q89.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital malformation, unspecified. The code Q89.9 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 Q89.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia, amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia with congenital malformation, c/o: a deformity, congenital abnormal shape of rib, congenital anomaly of back , congenital anomaly of mother complicating pregnancy, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like Q89.9 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Q89.9:
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.
- Congenital anomaly NOS
- Congenital deformity 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 Q89.9 are found in the index:
- - Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - See Also: Anomaly;
- - Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) - Q89.9
- - Defect, defective - Q89.9
- - Deformity - Q89.9
- - Embryopathia NOS - Q89.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
- Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia with congenital malformation
- C/O: a deformity
- Congenital abnormal shape of rib
- Congenital anomaly of back
- Congenital anomaly of mother complicating pregnancy
- Congenital deformity
- Congenital deformity of chest wall
- Congenital disease
- Congenital malformation
- Congenital malformation syndrome
- Congenital malformation syndromes with metabolic disturbances
- Congenital pectus carinatum
- Congenital porencephaly
- Congenital sequelae of disorders
- Dysmorphism, pectus carinatum, joint laxity syndrome
- Dysmorphism, short stature, deafness, disorder of sex development syndrome
- Malformation sequence
- Pectus carinatum
- Porencephaly, cerebellar hypoplasia, internal malformations syndrome
- Regional congenital anomaly
- Single congenital anomaly
- Spinocerebellar ataxia dysmorphism syndrome
- NERVOUS SYSTEM MALFORMATIONS-. structural abnormalities of the central or peripheral nervous system resulting primarily from defects of embryogenesis.
Present on Admission (POA)
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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.
Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.
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