Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 749.03
Cleft palate, bilateral, complete
  • Short description: Bilat cleft palate-compl.
  • ICD-9-CM 749.03 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 749.03 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 749.03: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 749.03 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q35.9 Cleft palate, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat complete cleft palate
  • Both sides complete cleft palate
  • Complete bilateral cleft palate
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 749.03:
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