2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q68.0

Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q68.0 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 Q68.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q68.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q68.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Congenital contracture of sternocleidomastoid (muscle)
  • Congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis
  • Sternomastoid tumor (congenital)
The following code(s) above Q68.0 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 Q68.0:
  • 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
  • Q68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q68

    Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • reduction defects of limb(s) (Q71-Q73)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital myotonic chondrodystrophy (G71.13)
    Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital anomaly of right sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital anomaly of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital deformity of bilateral sternocleidomastoid muscles
  • Congenital deformity of left sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital deformity of right sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital torticollis
  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle anomaly
  • Torticollis, congenital
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.
  • Q68.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q68.0 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 Q68.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to Q68.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G24.3
    , M43.6
    , R29.891
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G24.3

    Spasmodic torticollis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital torticollis (Q68.0)
    • hysterical torticollis (F44.4)
    • ocular torticollis (R29.891)
    • psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
    • torticollis NOS (M43.6)
    • traumatic recurrent torticollis (S13.4)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.6

    Torticollis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)
    • current injury - see Injury, of spine, by body region
    • ocular torticollis (R29.891)
    • psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
    • spasmodic torticollis (G24.3)
    • torticollis due to birth injury (P15.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.891

    Ocular torticollis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis Q68.0
    • psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
    • spasmodic torticollis (G24.3)
    • torticollis due to birth injury (P15.8)
    • torticollis NOS M43.6
  • Type 2 Excludes: Q79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79

    Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q68.0:
  • Contraction(s)
    • muscle (postinfective) (postural) M62.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.40

      Contracture of muscle, unspecified site

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • congenital Q79.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79.8

        Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        Applicable To
        • Absence of muscle
        • Absence of tendon
        • Accessory muscle
        • Amyotrophia congenita
        • Congenital constricting bands
        • Congenital shortening of tendon
        • Poland syndrome
        • sternocleidomastoid Q68.0
    • sternocleidomastoid Q68.0 (muscle)
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • muscle (acquired) M62.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.89

      Other specified disorders of muscle

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Muscle (sheath) hernia
      • congenital Q79.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79.9

        Congenital malformation of musculoskeletal system, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        Applicable To
        • Congenital anomaly of musculoskeletal system NOS
        • Congenital deformity of musculoskeletal system NOS
        • sternocleidomastoid Q68.0
    • neck (acquired) M95.3
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M95.3

      Acquired deformity of neck

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • congenital Q18.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q18.9

        Congenital malformation of face and neck, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        Applicable To
        • Congenital anomaly NOS of face and neck
        • sternocleidomastoid Q68.0
    • sternocleidomastoid Q68.0 (muscle)
  • Torticollis (intermittent) (spastic) M43.6
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.6

    Torticollis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)
    • current injury - see Injury, of spine, by body region
    • ocular torticollis (R29.891)
    • psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
    • spasmodic torticollis (G24.3)
    • torticollis due to birth injury (P15.2)
    • congenital Q68.0 (sternomastoid)
  • Tumor - see also Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site
    • sternomastoid Q68.0 (congenital)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q68.0
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
Q68.4 Congenital bowing of tibia and fibula
Q68.5 Congenital bowing of long bones of leg, unspecified
Q68.6 Discoid meniscus
Q68.8 Other specified congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Q69 Polydactyly
Q69.0 Accessory finger(s)
Q69.1 Accessory thumb(s)

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