ICD-10-CM Code Q36
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code Q36 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of Q36 that describes the diagnosis 'cleft lip' in more detail.
The ICD code Q36 is used to code Cleft lip and palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate, also known as orofacial cleft and cleft lip and palate, is a group of conditions that includes cleft lip (CL), cleft palate (CP), and both together (CLP). A cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. A cleft palate is when the roof of the mouth contains an opening into the nose. These disorders can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections. Less than half the time the condition is associated with other disorders.
|ICD 9 Code:||749|
Child with cleft lip and palate.
Coding Notes for Q36 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Congenital fissure of lip
- Labium leporinum
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Cleft lip with cleft palate - instead, use code Q37.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q36 - Cleft lip'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q36. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.