Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q54.9

Hypospadias, unspecified

  • Q54.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, Q54.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A birth defect due to malformation of the urethra in which the urethral opening is below its normal location. In the male, the malformed urethra generally opens on the ventral surface of the penis or on the perineum. In the female, the malformed urethral opening is in the vagina.
ICD-10-CM Coding Information
  • Q54.9 is only applicable to male patients.
Present On Admission
  • Q54.9 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 6 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 Q54.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 Q54.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM Q54.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 729 Other male reproductive system diagnoses with cc/mcc
  • 730 Other male reproductive system diagnoses without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM Q54.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Q54.9:
  • Hypospadias Q54.9
  • Paraspadias Q54.9