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ICD-10-CM Code Q26.1
Persistent left superior vena cava

BILLABLE
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

Q26.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava. 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 Q261 is used to code Persistent left superior vena cava

In anatomy, a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system, is prevalent in 0.3% of the population, and an embryologic remnant that results from a failure to involute.

ICD 9 Code: 747.49
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #306-307 - Cardiac congenital and valvular disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #306-307 - Cardiac congenital and valvular disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q26.1 - Persistent left superior vena cava'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q26.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other anomalies of great veins (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 Q26.1 and a single ICD9 code, 747.49 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: Q26 - Congenital malformations of great veins

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