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What ICD 9 code applies to submucosal cleft palate?

Gloria Posted Thu 15th of December, 2011 16:38:51 PM

What code best describes a submucosal cleft of the palate. All codes in the '749' section are for open clefts, whereas a submucosal cleft is characterized by a hypernasal quality to speech '784.43', which is a sign or symptom.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 15th of December, 2011 19:58:51 PM

No specific code is there for Submucosal cleft palate.
749.00(unspecified) can be the cloest option.

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