2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q67.3

Plagiocephaly

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q67.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q67.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q67.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q67.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q67.3 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 Q67.3:
  • 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
  • Q67
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q67

    Congenital musculoskeletal deformities of head, face, spine and chest

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformation syndromes classified to Q87.-
    • Potter's syndrome (Q60.6)
    Congenital musculoskeletal deformities of head, face, spine and chest
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital positional plagiocephaly
  • Positional plagiocephaly
  • Positional plagiocephaly, congenital
Clinical Information
  • The condition characterized by uneven or irregular shape of the head often in parallelogram shape with a flat spot on the back or one side of the head. It can either result from the premature cranial suture closure (craniosynostosis) or from external forces (nonsynostotic plagiocephaly).
Present On Admission
POA Help
"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.
  • Q67.3 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q67.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 564 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with mcc
  • 565 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with cc
  • 566 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert Q67.3 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q67.3:
  • Plagiocephaly Q67.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q67.3
Q66.82 Congenital vertical talus deformity, left foot
Q66.89 Other specified congenital deformities of feet
Q66.9 Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified
Q66.90 …… unspecified foot
Q66.91 …… right foot
Q66.92 …… left foot
Q67 Congenital musculoskeletal deformities of head, face, spine and chest
Q67.0 Congenital facial asymmetry
Q67.1 Congenital compression facies
Q67.2 Dolichocephaly
Q67.3 Plagiocephaly
Q67.4 Other congenital deformities of skull, face and jaw
Q67.5 Congenital deformity of spine
Q67.6 Pectus excavatum
Q67.7 Pectus carinatum
Q67.8 Other congenital deformities of chest
Q68 Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Q68.0 Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
Q68.1 Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand
Q68.2 Congenital deformity of knee
Q68.3 Congenital bowing of femur

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.