ICD-10-CM Code Q78.8
Other specified osteochondrodysplasias
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
POA Exempt CodeThe 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.
Q78.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified osteochondrodysplasias. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
POA Indicators on CMS form 4010A are as follows:
|Indicator||Meaning||CMS Will Pay CC/MCC DRG Costs|
|Y||Diagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission||Yes|
|N||Diagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission||No|
|U||Documentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||No|
|W||Clinically undetermined. Provider unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||Yes|
|1||Exempt from POA reporting||No|
The ICD code Q788 is used to code Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia
Fairbank's disease or multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is a rare genetic disorder (dominant form — 1 in 10,000 births) that affects the growing ends of bones. Bones usually elongate by a process that involves the depositing of cartilage at the ends of the bones, called ossification. This cartilage then mineralizes and hardens to become bone. In MED, this process is defective.
|ICD 9 Code:||756.56|
Coding Notes for Q78.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- 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
- Metachondromatosis (disorder)
- Aluminum-related fracturing osteodystrophy (disorder)
- Giacci familial neurogenic acroosteolysis (disorder)
- Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q78.8 - Other specified osteochondrodysplasias'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q78.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 Q78.8 and a single ICD9 code, 756.59 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.