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ICD-10-CM Code Q03
Congenital hydrocephalus

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code Q03 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of Q03 that describes the diagnosis 'congenital hydrocephalus' in more detail.

The ICD code Q03 is used to code Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus (from Greek hydro-, meaning "water", and kephalos, meaning "head") is a rare medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. This causes increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and may cause progressive enlargement of the head if it occurs in childhood, potentially causing convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. It was once informally called "Water on the brain."

Specialty: Neurosurgery
MeSH Codes: D006849, D006849, D006849, D006849
ICD 9 Codes: 331.3, 331.4, 741.0, 742.3

Hydrocephalus seen on a CT scan of the brain. The black areas in the middle of the brain are abnormally large and filled with fluid.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for Q03 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Hydrocephalus in newborn
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type II - instead, use code Q07.0-
Acquired hydrocephalus - instead, use code G91.-
Hydrocephalus due to congenital toxoplasmosis - instead, use code P37.1
Hydrocephalus with spina bifida (Q05.0-Q05.4) - instead, use code Q05.0-

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