icd 9 coding for fetus with cleft

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Plastic surgeon saw mother in our office due to her unborn child been diagnosised with a cleft palate. I am unsure how to code.
 
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Plastic surgeon saw mother in our office due to her unborn child been diagnosised with a cleft palate. I am unsure how to code.
ICD9 CODE for cleft palate - 749.00 (unspecified). You have to make sure it is just the cheft palate. Cause there are codes if it includes the lip also.
 

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You cannot use the code for cleft pallet 749.00 as the baby has not been born yet. You must use a code for the mother with a fetal abnormality in the 630- 677 range of codes.
 
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