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ICD-10-CM Code Q21
Congenital malformations of cardiac septa

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 Q21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of Q21 that describes the diagnosis 'congenital malformations of cardiac septa' in more detail.

The ICD code Q21 is used to code Heart septal defect

Heart septal defect refers to a congenital heart defect of one of the septa of the heart.

Specialty: Medical Genetics
MeSH Codes: D006343, D006343, D006343, D006343, D006343, D006343, D006343
ICD 9 Codes: 745.3, 745.4, 745.5, 745.6, 745.7, 745.8, 745.9
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for Q21 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Acquired cardiac septal defect - instead, use code I51.0

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q21 - Congenital malformations of cardiac septa'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q21. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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