Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q70
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- Q70 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM Q70 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q70 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q70 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q70
contain annotation back-references
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
- Note annotations, or
- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Q70
- A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the webbing between adjacent fingers or toes. Syndactylies are classified as complete or incomplete by the degree of joining. Syndactylies can also be simple or complex. Simple syndactyly indicates joining of only skin or soft tissue; complex syndactyly marks joining of bony elements.
- A congenital condition characterized by webbing between the fingers and/or toes, joining the digits together. In rare cases, the joining of the fingers or toes may involve bony fusion between the digits. Common causes include down syndrome and hereditary syndactyly.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q70:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q70
Congenital bowing of femur
Congenital bowing of tibia and fibula
Congenital bowing of long bones of leg, unspecified
Other specified congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.