AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Congenital Deformities of Feet

Some of the most familiar congenital deformities in newborns are problems with the feet. Some of the most common congenital foot abnormalities include metatarsus adductus, talipes equinovarus (clubfoot), calcaneovalgus (flexible flatfoot) and vertical talus (rigid flatfoot). There are also multiple digital deformities, such as polydactyly, syndactyly and overlapping toes. Most of these foot deformities are treated nonsurgically, and in many cases, the condition can simply be observed. Category Q66, Congenital deformities of feet, was expanded to allow specificity to capture the actual part of the foot involved as well as laterality. Several new codes were created to describe the...

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