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ICD-10-CM Code Q43.8
Other specified congenital malformations of intestine

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

Q43.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified congenital malformations of intestine. 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 Q438 is used to code Dolichocolon

In medicine, a dolichocolon (word derived from ancient Greek dolichos, the long distance in running, and colon) is an abnormally long large intestine. It should not be confused with an abnormally wide large intestine, which is called a megacolon.

Specialty: Medical Genetics
ICD 9 Code: 751.5
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for Q43.8 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 blind loop syndrome
Congenital diverticulitis, colon
Congenital diverticulum, intestine
Transposition of appendix
Transposition of colon
Transposition of intestine

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Congenital prolapsed rectum (disorder)
  • Congenital megaduodenum (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q43.8 - Other specified congenital malformations of intestine'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q43.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Megaloappendix (Q43.8)
Megaloduodenum (Q43.8)
Microcolon(congenital) (Q43.8)
Microvillus inclusion disease(MVD) (MVID) (Q43.8)
MVD(microvillus inclusion disease) (Q43.8)
MVID(microvillus inclusion disease) (Q43.8)


Other anomalies of intestine (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 Q43.8 and a single ICD9 code, 751.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: Q43 - Other congenital malformations of intestine

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