2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q06.9

Congenital malformation of spinal cord, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q06.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Q06.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q06.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q06.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Congenital anomaly NOS of spinal cord
  • Congenital deformity NOS of spinal cord
  • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of spinal cord
The following code(s) above Q06.9 contain annotation back-references
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 Q06.9:
  • Q00-Q99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cervical spine dysraphism
  • Congenital anomaly of spine
  • Dysraphism of cervical spine
  • Malformation, split spinal cord
  • Spinal cord anomaly
  • Split cord malformation
  • Tethered cord, filum
Present On Admission
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"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q06.9 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q06.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert Q06.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q06.9:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • dura (brain) Q04.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q04.9

      Congenital malformation of brain, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital anomaly NOS of brain
      • Congenital deformity NOS of brain
      • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of brain
      • Multiple anomalies NOS of brain, congenital
      • spinal cord Q06.9
    • meningeal bands or folds Q07.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q07.9

      Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital anomaly NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital deformity NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of nervous system
      • spinal Q06.9
    • meninges Q07.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q07.9

      Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital anomaly NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital deformity NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of nervous system
      • spinal Q06.9
    • spine, spinal NEC Q76.49
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q76.49

      Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital absence of vertebra NOS
      • Congenital fusion of spine NOS
      • Congenital malformation of lumbosacral (joint) (region) NOS
      • Congenital malformation of spine NOS
      • Hemivertebra NOS
      • Malformation of spine NOS
      • Platyspondylisis NOS
      • Supernumerary vertebra NOS
      • cord Q06.9
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • spinal (cord) G95.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.9

      Disease of spinal cord, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Myelopathy NOS
      • congenital Q06.9
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • spinal cord G95.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.9

      Disease of spinal cord, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Myelopathy NOS
      • congenital Q06.9
  • Malformation (congenital) - see also Anomaly
    • dura Q07.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q07.9

      Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital anomaly NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital deformity NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of nervous system
      • spinal Q06.9
    • meninges or membrane (congenital) Q07.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q07.9

      Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital anomaly NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital deformity NOS of nervous system
      • Congenital disease or lesion NOS of nervous system
      • spinal Q06.9 (cord)
    • spinal
      • cord Q06.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q06.9
Q05.7 Lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus
Q05.8 Sacral spina bifida without hydrocephalus
Q05.9 Spina bifida, unspecified
Q06 Other congenital malformations of spinal cord
Q06.0 Amyelia
Q06.1 Hypoplasia and dysplasia of spinal cord
Q06.2 Diastematomyelia
Q06.3 Other congenital cauda equina malformations
Q06.4 Hydromyelia
Q06.8 Other specified congenital malformations of spinal cord
Q06.9 Congenital malformation of spinal cord, unspecified
Q07 Other congenital malformations of nervous system
Q07.0 Arnold-Chiari syndrome
Q07.00 …… without spina bifida or hydrocephalus
Q07.01 …… with spina bifida
Q07.02 …… with hydrocephalus
Q07.03 …… with spina bifida and hydrocephalus
Q07.8 Other specified congenital malformations of nervous system
Q07.9 Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified
Q10 Congenital malformations of eyelid, lacrimal apparatus and orbit
Q10.0 Congenital ptosis

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