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ICD-10-CM Code Q38
Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx

NON-BILLABLE
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 Q38 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of Q38 that describes the diagnosis 'other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx' in more detail.


Coding Notes for Q38 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."
Dentofacial anomalies - instead, use code M26.-
Macrostomia - instead, use code Q18.4
Microstomia - instead, use code Q18.5

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q38 - Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q38. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/Q38