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ICD-10-CM Code Q70.00
Fused fingers, unspecified hand

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
POA Exempt
POA Exempt Code
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires medical coders to indicate whether or not a condition was present at the time of admission, in order to properly assign MS-DRG codes. This "Present On Admission" (POA) indicator is recorded on CMS form 4010A.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

Q70.00 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of fused fingers, unspecified hand. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

POA Indicators on CMS form 4010A are as follows:

IndicatorMeaningCMS Will Pay CC/MCC DRG Costs
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admissionYes
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admissionNo
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.No
WClinically undetermined. Provider unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.Yes
1Exempt from POA reportingNo


The ICD code Q70 is used to code Musculoskeletal abnormality

A musculoskeletal abnormality is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system present at birth.

Specialty: Medical Genetics
MeSH Codes: D009139, D009139, D009139
ICD 9 Codes: 754, 755, 756
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Complex syndactyly of fingers (disorder)
  • Osseous syndactyly of fingers - first web (disorder)
  • Acrosyndactyly of the fingers (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider laterality specification

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Syndactyly of fingers with fusion of bone (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code Q70.00 and a single ICD9 code, 755.12 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: Q70.0 - Fused fingers

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/Q7000