Clinician's Primer to ICD-10-CM Coding for Cleft Lip/Palate Care

Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Jan;54(1):e7-e13. doi: 10.1597/15-219. Epub 2015 Nov 2.


On October 1, 2015, the United States required use of the Clinical Modification of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM) for diagnostic coding. This primer was written to assist the cleft care community with understanding and use of ICD-10-CM for diagnostic coding related to cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P).

Keywords: ICD-10-CM; classification; cleft lip; cleft palate; coding.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / classification*
  • Cleft Lip / therapy*
  • Cleft Palate / classification*
  • Cleft Palate / therapy*
  • Clinical Coding*
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • United States