Cleft lip and cleft palate Q35-Q37

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify associated malformation of the nose (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q30.2

    Fissured, notched and cleft nose

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Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (Q35-Q37) and the excluded code together.
  • Robin's syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q87.0

    Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance

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    Applicable To
    • Acrocephalopolysyndactyly
    • Acrocephalosyndactyly [Apert]
    • Cryptophthalmos syndrome
    • Cyclopia
    • Goldenhar syndrome
    • Moebius syndrome
    • Oro-facial-digital syndrome
    • Robin syndrome
    • Whistling face
  • Q35
    Cleft palate
  • Q36
    Cleft lip
  • Q37
    Cleft palate with cleft lip
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Q35-*
  • Q35 Cleft palate
    • Q35.1 Cleft hard palate
    • Q35.3 Cleft soft palate
    • Q35.5 Cleft hard palate with cleft soft palate
    • Q35.7 Cleft uvula
    • Q35.9 Cleft palate, unspecified
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Q36-*
  • Q36 Cleft lip
    • Q36.0 Cleft lip, bilateral
    • Q36.1 Cleft lip, median
    • Q36.9 Cleft lip, unilateral
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Q37-*
  • Q37 Cleft palate with cleft lip
    • Q37.0 Cleft hard palate with bilateral cleft lip
    • Q37.1 Cleft hard palate with unilateral cleft lip
    • Q37.2 Cleft soft palate with bilateral cleft lip
    • Q37.3 Cleft soft palate with unilateral cleft lip
    • Q37.4 Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cle...
    • Q37.5 Cleft hard and soft palate with unilateral cl...
    • Q37.8 Unspecified cleft palate with bilateral cleft...
    • Q37.9 Unspecified cleft palate with unilateral clef...