2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79.8

Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q79.8 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 Q79.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q79.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q79.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Absence of muscle
  • Absence of tendon
  • Accessory muscle
  • Amyotrophia congenita
  • Congenital constricting bands
  • Congenital shortening of tendon
  • Poland syndrome
The following code(s) above Q79.8 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 Q79.8:
  • 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
  • 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)
    Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Absence of pectoral muscle, congenital
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Amyoplasia congenita disruptive sequence
  • Amyoplasia, disruptive sequence
  • Congenital absence of bilateral pectoral muscles
  • Congenital absence of left pectoral muscle
  • Congenital absence of pectoral muscle
  • Congenital absence of right pectoral muscle
  • Congenital anomaly of cartilage
  • Congenital cartilage deformity
  • Congenital contracture of bilateral gastrocnemius
  • Congenital contracture of gastrocnemius muscle
  • Congenital contracture of left gastrocnemius
  • Congenital contracture of left gastrocnemius muscle
  • Congenital contracture of right gastrocnemius
  • Congenital contracture of right gastrocnemius muscle
  • Congenital deformity of soft tissue
  • Contracture of gastrocnemius, congenital
  • Deformity due to amniotic band
  • Hereditary osteoonychodysplasia
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Nail-patella syndrome, hereditary osteoonychodysplasia
  • Poland anomalad
  • Poland anomaly
  • Popliteal pterygium syndrome
  • Schwartz jampel syndrome
  • Waardenburg syndrome
  • Waardenburg's syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A rare developmental disorder characterized by underdevelopment or absence of the pectoralis muscle in one side of the chest, usually associated with ipsilateral cutaneous syndactyly, and ipsilateral breast and nipple hypoplasia.
  • A syndrome which is characterized by symbrachydactyly and aplasia of the sternal head of pectoralis major.
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.
  • Q79.8 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q79.8 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 Q79.8 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 Q79.8:
  • Type 2 Excludes: Q83
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q83

    Congenital malformations of breast

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q79.8:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q79.8
Q79.4 Prune belly syndrome
Q79.5 Other congenital malformations of abdominal wall
Q79.51 Congenital hernia of bladder
Q79.59 Other congenital malformations of abdominal wall
Q79.6 Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
Q79.60 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, unspecified
Q79.61 Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.62 Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.63 Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.69 Other Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
Q79.8 Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system
Q79.9 Congenital malformation of musculoskeletal system, unspecified
Q80 Congenital ichthyosis
Q80.0 Ichthyosis vulgaris
Q80.1 X-linked ichthyosis
Q80.2 Lamellar ichthyosis
Q80.3 Congenital bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma
Q80.4 Harlequin fetus
Q80.8 Other congenital ichthyosis
Q80.9 Congenital ichthyosis, unspecified
Q81 Epidermolysis bullosa

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