ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z82.79

Fam hx of congen malform, deformations and chromsoml abnlt

Diagnosis Code Z82.79

ICD-10: Z82.79
Short Description: Fam hx of congen malform, deformations and chromsoml abnlt
Long Description: Family history of other congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z82.79

Valid for Submission
The code Z82.79 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Fam hx of certain disabil & chr dis (leading to disablement) (Z82)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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  • V19.5 - Fam hx-congen anomalies

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
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.

The code Z82.79 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Down's child in family
  • Family history of achondroplasia
  • Family history of ambiguous genitalia
  • Family history of autosomal aneuploidy
  • Family history of autosomal translocation
  • Family history of cleft lip
  • Family history of cleft palate
  • Family history of cleft palate with cleft lip
  • Family history of complex congenital heart disease
  • Family history of congenital anomaly of cardiovascular system
  • Family history of congenital anomaly of cardiovascular system
  • Family history of congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Family history of congenital hip dysplasia
  • Family history of congenital hydrocephalus
  • Family history of congenital respiratory system anomaly
  • Family history of congenital stenosis of aorta
  • Family history of craniosynostosis
  • Family history of cystic hygroma
  • Family history of fragile X syndrome
  • Family history of holoprosencephaly
  • Family history of hypospadias
  • Family history of macrocephaly
  • Family history of Marfan syndrome
  • Family history of microcephaly
  • Family history of neurofibromatosis
  • Family history of osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Family history of Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Family history of pulmonary infundibular stenosis
  • Family history of short stature
  • Family history of single congenital anomaly
  • Family history of stenosis of aortic valve
  • Family history of transposition of great vessels
  • Family history of trisomy 18 syndrome
  • Family history of vesicoureteral reflux
  • Family history: Anencephaly
  • Family history: Chromosomal anomaly
  • Family history: Congenital anomaly
  • Family history: Congenital gastrointestinal tract anomaly
  • Family history: Congenital genitourinary anomaly
  • Family history: Congenital heart disease
  • Family history: Congenital orthopedic anomaly
  • Family history: Spina bifida
  • Maternal history of congenital dislocated hip

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 vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Creating a family health history (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Genetic Disorders

Genes are the building blocks of heredity. They are passed from parent to child. They hold DNA, the instructions for making proteins. Proteins do most of the work in cells. They move molecules from one place to another, build structures, break down toxins, and do many other maintenance jobs.

Sometimes there is a mutation, a change in a gene or genes. The mutation changes the gene's instructions for making a protein, so the protein does not work properly or is missing entirely. This can cause a medical condition called a genetic disorder.

You can inherit a gene mutation from one or both parents. A mutation can also happen during your lifetime.

There are three types of genetic disorders:

  • Single-gene disorders, where a mutation affects one gene. Sickle cell anemia is an example.
  • Chromosomal disorders, where chromosomes (or parts of chromosomes) are missing or changed. Chromosomes are the structures that hold our genes. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder.
  • Complex disorders, where there are mutations in two or more genes. Often your lifestyle and environment also play a role. Colon cancer is an example.

Genetic tests on blood and other tissue can identify genetic disorders.

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  • Genetics (Medical Encyclopedia)

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