2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q76.0

Spina bifida occulta

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q76.0 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 Q76.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q76.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q76.0 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 Q76.0. 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.
  • meningocele (spinal) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q05
    • Q05 Spina bifida
      • Q05.0 Cervical spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.1 Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.2 Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.3 Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.4 Unspecified spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.5 Cervical spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.6 Thoracic spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.7 Lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.8 Sacral spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.9 Spina bifida, unspecified
    Q05.-
    )
  • spina bifida (aperta) (cystica) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q05
    • Q05 Spina bifida
      • Q05.0 Cervical spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.1 Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.2 Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.3 Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.4 Unspecified spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Q05.5 Cervical spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.6 Thoracic spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.7 Lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.8 Sacral spina bifida without hydrocephalus
      • Q05.9 Spina bifida, unspecified
    Q05.-
    )
The following code(s) above Q76.0 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 Q76.0:
  • 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
  • Q76
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q76

    Congenital malformations of spine and bony thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital musculoskeletal deformities of spine and chest (Q67.5-Q67.8)
    Congenital malformations of spine and bony thorax
Clinical Information
  • A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and s1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar spondylosis. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, ch55, p34)
Present On Admission
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"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.
  • Q76.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q76.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert Q76.0 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 Q76.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M43
    , Q05
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43

    Other deforming dorsopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis (Q76.2)
    • hemivertebra (Q76.3-Q76.4)
    • Klippel-Feil syndrome (Q76.1)
    • lumbarization and sacralization (Q76.4)
    • platyspondylisis (Q76.4)
    • spina bifida occulta (Q76.0)
    • spinal curvature in osteoporosis (M80.-)
    • spinal curvature in Paget's disease of bone [osteitis deformans] (M88.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q05

    Spina bifida

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • hydromeningocele (spinal)
    • meningocele (spinal)
    • meningomyelocele
    • myelocele
    • myelomeningocele
    • rachischisis
    • spina bifida (aperta)(cystica)
    • syringomyelocele
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type II (Q07.0-)
    • spina bifida occulta (Q76.0)
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated paraplegia (paraparesis) (G82.2-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q76.0:
  • Spina bifida (aperta) Q05.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q05.9

    Spina bifida, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    • occulta Q76.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q76.0
Q75 Other congenital malformations of skull and face bones
Q75.0 Craniosynostosis
Q75.1 Craniofacial dysostosis
Q75.2 Hypertelorism
Q75.3 Macrocephaly
Q75.4 Mandibulofacial dysostosis
Q75.5 Oculomandibular dysostosis
Q75.8 Other specified congenital malformations of skull and face bones
Q75.9 Congenital malformation of skull and face bones, unspecified
Q76 Congenital malformations of spine and bony thorax
Q76.0 Spina bifida occulta
Q76.1 Klippel-Feil syndrome
Q76.2 Congenital spondylolisthesis
Q76.3 Congenital scoliosis due to congenital bony malformation
Q76.4 Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis
Q76.41 Congenital kyphosis
Q76.411 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
Q76.412 …… cervical region
Q76.413 …… cervicothoracic region
Q76.414 …… thoracic region
Q76.415 …… thoracolumbar region

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