2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q72.20

Congenital absence of both lower leg and foot, unspecified lower limb

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q72.20 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Congen absence of both lower leg and foot, unsp lower limb
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q72.20 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q72.20 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q72.20 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q72.20 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 Q72.20:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital absence of lower leg and foot
  • Transverse deficiency lower limb - knee level
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.
  • Q72.20 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q72.20 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 Q72.20 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q72.20
Q72.00 Congenital complete absence of unspecified lower limb
Q72.01 Congenital complete absence of right lower limb
Q72.02 Congenital complete absence of left lower limb
Q72.03 …… bilateral
Q72.1 Congenital absence of thigh and lower leg with foot present
Q72.10 Congenital absence of unspecified thigh and lower leg with foot present
Q72.11 Congenital absence of right thigh and lower leg with foot present
Q72.12 Congenital absence of left thigh and lower leg with foot present
Q72.13 …… bilateral
Q72.2 Congenital absence of both lower leg and foot
Q72.20 …… unspecified lower limb
Q72.21 …… right lower limb
Q72.22 …… left lower limb
Q72.23 …… bilateral
Q72.3 Congenital absence of foot and toe(s)
Q72.30 Congenital absence of unspecified foot and toe(s)
Q72.31 Congenital absence of right foot and toe(s)
Q72.32 Congenital absence of left foot and toe(s)
Q72.33 …… bilateral
Q72.4 Longitudinal reduction defect of femur
Q72.40 Longitudinal reduction defect of unspecified femur

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