Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 740.0
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 740.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 740.0 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 740.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q00.0 Anencephaly
Approximate Synonyms
  • Amyelencephalus
  • Brain aplasia, congenital
  • Congenital brain aplasia
Clinical Information
  • Congenital malformation of the nervous system caused by failure of the anterior neuropore to close; infants are born with intact spinal cords, cerebellums, and brainstems, but lack formation of neural structures above this level; the skull is only partially formed but the eyes are usually normal; affected infants are only capable of primitive reflexes and usually do not survive for more than two weeks; complete absence of the brain is rare
Applies To
  • Acrania
  • Amyelencephalus
  • Hemianencephaly
  • Hemicephaly
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 740.0:
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