Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 749.00
Cleft palate, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 749.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 749.00 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: 749.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q35.9 Cleft palate, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cleft hard palate
  • Cleft hard palate w cleft soft palate
  • Cleft of hard and soft palate
  • Cleft of hard palate
  • Cleft of soft palate
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleft palate, submucous
  • Cleft secondary palate
  • Cleft soft palate
  • Submucous cleft of hard palate
  • Submucous cleft palate
  • Uranostaphyloschisis
Clinical Information
  • Congenital fissure of the soft and/or hard palate, due to faulty fusion
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 749.00:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • palate (hard) (soft) 750.9
      • cleft (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
  • Cleft (congenital) - see also Imperfect, closure
  • Deformity 738.9
    • palate (congenital) 750.9
      • acquired 526.89
      • cleft (congenital) (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
      • hard, acquired 526.89
      • soft, acquired 528.9
  • Fissure, fissured
    • palate (congenital) (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • oral (cutaneous) 528.3
      • maxillary (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
      • nasal (with cleft palate) (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
  • Imperfect
  • Palatoschisis (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
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