2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q78.6

Multiple congenital exostoses

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q78.6 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 Q78.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q78.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q78.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diaphyseal aclasis
The following code(s) above Q78.6 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to Q78.6:
  • 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
  • Q78
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q78

    Other osteochondrodysplasias

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital myotonic chondrodystrophy (G71.13)
    Other osteochondrodysplasias
Approximate Synonyms
  • Multiple congenital exostosis
  • Multiple hereditary exostosis
  • Multiple heritable exostosis
Clinical Information
  • Hereditary disorder transmitted by an autosomal dominant gene and characterized by multiple exostoses (multiple osteochondromas) near the ends of long bones. The genetic abnormality results in a defect in the osteoclastic activity at the metaphyseal ends of the bone during the remodeling process in childhood or early adolescence. The metaphyses develop benign, bony outgrowths often capped by cartilage. A small number undergo neoplastic transformation.
  • Hereditary disorder transmitted by autosomal dominant genes (ext1-3) and characterized by multiple exostoses (multiple osteochondromas) near the ends of long bones. The genetic abnormality results in a defect in the osteoclastic activity at the metaphyseal ends of the bone during the remodeling process in childhood or early adolescence. The metaphyses develop benign, bony outgrowths often capped by cartilage. A small number undergo neoplastic transformation.
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.
  • Q78.6 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q78.6 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 Q78.6 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 Q78.6:
  • Aclasis, diaphyseal Q78.6
  • Diaphysial aclasis Q78.6
  • Exostosis - see also Disorder, bone
    • congenital Q78.6 (multiple)
    • multiple, congenital Q78.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q78.6
Q77.7 Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia
Q77.8 Other osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine
Q77.9 Osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine, unspecified
Q78 Other osteochondrodysplasias
Q78.0 Osteogenesis imperfecta
Q78.1 Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia
Q78.2 Osteopetrosis
Q78.3 Progressive diaphyseal dysplasia
Q78.4 Enchondromatosis
Q78.5 Metaphyseal dysplasia
Q78.6 Multiple congenital exostoses
Q78.8 Other specified osteochondrodysplasias
Q78.9 Osteochondrodysplasia, unspecified
Q79 Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified
Q79.0 Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Q79.1 Other congenital malformations of diaphragm
Q79.2 Exomphalos
Q79.3 Gastroschisis
Q79.4 Prune belly syndrome
Q79.5 Other congenital malformations of abdominal wall
Q79.51 Congenital hernia of bladder

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