AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Congenital Sacral Dimple

A new code that describes a congenital sacral dimple (Q82.6) has been created at the request of the American Academy of Pediatrics to uniquely identify this condition. Congenital sacral dimples are indentations in the skin of the lower back. They are a relatively common condition in neonates which may be benign in nature. However, sacral dimples with accompanying nearby tuft of hair or certain types of skin discoloration may indicate a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord such as spina bifida or tethered cord syndrome. It is appropriate to code congenital anomalies when identified by...

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