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ICD-10-CM Code Q39.8
Other congenital malformations of esophagus

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

Q39.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other congenital malformations of esophagus. 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

Coding Notes for Q39.8 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.
Congenital absence of esophagus
Congenital displacement of esophagus
Congenital duplication of esophagus

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Congenital absence of esophagus with tracheoesophageal fistula (disorder)
  • Vascular compression of esophagus by aberrant artery (disorder)


Other specified anomalies of esophagus (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 Q39.8 and a single ICD9 code, 750.4 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: Q39 - Congenital malformations of esophagus

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