Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 749.10
Cleft lip, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 749.10 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 749.10 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: 749.10 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q36.9 Cleft lip, unilateral
Approximate Synonyms
  • Central cleft lip
  • Cleft lip
  • Median cleft lip
Clinical Information
  • Congenital defect in the upper lip where the maxillary prominence fails to merge with the merged medial nasal prominences; thought to be caused by faulty migration of the mesoderm in the head region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 749.10:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • lip 750.9
      • harelip (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
      • specified type NEC 750.26
  • Cheiloschisis (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Cleft (congenital) - see also Imperfect, closure
    • facial (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Fissure, fissured
    • lip 528.5
      • congenital (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Harelip (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Imperfect
  • Labium leporinum (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Notched lip, congenital (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
  • Split, splitting
    • lip, congenital (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
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