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ICD-10-CM Code Q15.0
Congenital glaucoma

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
POA Exempt
POA Exempt Code
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires medical coders to indicate whether or not a condition was present at the time of admission, in order to properly assign MS-DRG codes. This "Present On Admission" (POA) indicator is recorded on CMS form 4010A.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

Q15.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of congenital glaucoma. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

POA Indicators on CMS form 4010A are as follows:

IndicatorMeaningCMS Will Pay CC/MCC DRG Costs
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admissionYes
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admissionNo
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.No
WClinically undetermined. Provider unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.Yes
1Exempt from POA reportingNo

The ICD code Q150 is used to code Buphthalmos

Buphthalmos (plural: buphthalmoses) is enlargement of the eyeball and is most commonly seen in infants and young children. It is sometimes referred to as buphthalmia (plural buphthalmias). It usually appears in the newborn period or the first 3 months of life. and in most cases indicates the presence of congenital (infantile) glaucoma, which is a disorder in which elevated pressures within the eye lead to structural eye damage and vision loss.

Specialty: Medical Genetics
MeSH Codes: D006871, D006871,
ICD 9 Codes: 743.2, 743.2, 743.22
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for Q15.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Axenfeld's anomaly
Glaucoma of childhood
Glaucoma of newborn
Keratoglobus, congenital, with glaucoma
Macrocornea with glaucoma
Macrophthalmos in congenital glaucoma
Megalocornea with glaucoma

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)
  • < 18.0 years

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q15.0 - Congenital glaucoma'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q15.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hydrophthalmos (Q15.0)
Buphthalmia, buphthalmos(congenital) (Q15.0)


Glaucoma of childhood (approximate match)
Buphthalmos, unspecified (approximate match)
Simple buphthalmos (approximate match)
Buphthalmos associated with other ocular anomalies (approximate match)
Specified congenital anomalies of anterior chamber, chamber angle, and related structures (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code Q15.0 and a single ICD9 code, 743.44 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: Q15 - Other congenital malformations of eye

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