2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q10.6

Other congenital malformations of lacrimal apparatus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q10.6 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Q10.6 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q10.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q10.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Congenital malformation of lacrimal apparatus NOS
The following code(s) above Q10.6 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Q10.6:
  • Q00-Q99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q10-Q18
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q10-Q18

    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck

    Type 2 Excludes
    • cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
    • congenital malformation of cervical spine (Q05.0, Q05.5, Q67.5, Q76.0-Q76.4)
    • congenital malformation of larynx (Q31.-)
    • congenital malformation of lip NEC (Q38.0)
    • congenital malformation of nose (Q30.-)
    • congenital malformation of parathyroid gland (Q89.2)
    • congenital malformation of thyroid gland (Q89.2)
    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck
  • Q10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q10

    Congenital malformations of eyelid, lacrimal apparatus and orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cryptophthalmos NOS (Q11.2)
    • cryptophthalmos syndrome (Q87.0)
    Congenital malformations of eyelid, lacrimal apparatus and orbit
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital abnormality of lacrimal drainage system
  • Congenital absence of lacrimal drainage structure
  • Congenital absence, lacrimal apparatus
  • Congenital anomaly of lacrimal gland
  • Congenital lacrimal drainage system anomaly
  • Congenital lacrimal gland anomaly
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q10.6 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q10.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert Q10.6 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q10.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H04
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04

    Disorders of lacrimal system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of lacrimal system (Q10.4-Q10.6)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q10.6:
  • Accessory (congenital)
    • lacrimal canal Q10.6
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • caruncle, lacrimal Q10.6
    • lacrimal apparatus or duct Q10.6
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • lacrimal fluid (acquired) - see also Syndrome, dry eye
      • congenital Q10.6
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
  • Displacement, displaced
    • canaliculus Q10.6 (lacrimalis)
    • lachrymal, lacrimal apparatus or duct Q10.6 (congenital)
    • punctum lacrimale Q10.6 (congenital)
  • Malformation (congenital) - see also Anomaly
    • lacrimal apparatus Q10.6
  • Supernumerary (congenital)
    • lacrimonasal duct Q10.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q10.6
Q07.03 …… with spina bifida and hydrocephalus
Q07.8 Other specified congenital malformations of nervous system
Q07.9 Congenital malformation of nervous system, unspecified
Q10 Congenital malformations of eyelid, lacrimal apparatus and orbit
Q10.0 Congenital ptosis
Q10.1 Congenital ectropion
Q10.2 Congenital entropion
Q10.3 Other congenital malformations of eyelid
Q10.4 Absence and agenesis of lacrimal apparatus
Q10.5 Congenital stenosis and stricture of lacrimal duct
Q10.6 Other congenital malformations of lacrimal apparatus
Q10.7 Congenital malformation of orbit
Q11 Anophthalmos, microphthalmos and macrophthalmos
Q11.0 Cystic eyeball
Q11.1 Other anophthalmos
Q11.2 Microphthalmos
Q11.3 Macrophthalmos
Q12 Congenital lens malformations
Q12.0 Congenital cataract
Q12.1 Congenital displaced lens
Q12.2 Coloboma of lens

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.