2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q35

Cleft palate

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q35 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q35 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q35 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q35 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Q35. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • cleft palate with cleft lip (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code 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...
    Q37.-
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • fissure of palate
  • palatoschisis
The following code(s) above Q35 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 Q35:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 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
  • Q35-Q37
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q35-Q37

    Cleft lip and cleft palate

    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify associated malformation of the nose (Q30.2)
    Cleft lip and cleft palate
Clinical Information
  • A congenital abnormality consisting of a fissure in the midline of the hard and/or soft palate; it is the result of the failure of the two sides of the palate to fuse during embryonic development.
  • Congenital fissure of the soft and/or hard palate, due to faulty fusion.
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q35:
  • Type 1 Excludes: Q38.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.5

    Congenital malformations of palate, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital absence of uvula
    • Congenital malformation of palate NOS
    • Congenital high arched palate
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cleft palate (Q35.-)
    • cleft palate with cleft lip (Q37.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q35
Q33.4 Congenital bronchiectasis
Q33.5 Ectopic tissue in lung
Q33.6 Congenital hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung
Q33.8 Other congenital malformations of lung
Q33.9 Congenital malformation of lung, unspecified
Q34 Other congenital malformations of respiratory system
Q34.0 Anomaly of pleura
Q34.1 Congenital cyst of mediastinum
Q34.8 Other specified congenital malformations of respiratory system
Q34.9 Congenital malformation of respiratory system, unspecified
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
Q36 Cleft lip
Q36.0 Cleft lip, bilateral
Q36.1 Cleft lip, median
Q36.9 Cleft lip, unilateral
Q37 Cleft palate with cleft lip

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