2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.3

Other congenital malformations of tongue

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q38.3 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 Q38.3 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q38.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q38.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Aglossia
  • Bifid tongue
  • Congenital adhesion of tongue
  • Congenital fissure of tongue
  • Congenital malformation of tongue NOS
  • Double tongue
  • Hypoglossia
  • Hypoplasia of tongue
  • Microglossia
The following code(s) above Q38.3 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 Q38.3:
  • 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
  • Q38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38

    Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital abnormal tongue position anomaly
  • Congenital adhesions of tongue
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue position
  • Congenital anomaly tongue adhesions
  • Congenital tongue anomaly
Present On Admission
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  • Q38.3 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q38.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 157 Dental and oral diseases with mcc
  • 158 Dental and oral diseases with cc
  • 159 Dental and oral diseases without cc/mcc

Convert Q38.3 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 Q38.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K14.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.5

    Plicated tongue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fissured tongue
    • Furrowed tongue
    • Scrotal tongue
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fissured tongue, congenital (Q38.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q38.3:
  • Absence (of) (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • tongue, congenital Q38.3
  • Accessory (congenital)
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
  • Agenesis
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Aglossia Q38.3 (congenital)
  • 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
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Bifid (congenital)
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Bifurcation (congenital)
    • tongue, congenital Q38.3
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • congenital NEC Q89.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.8

      Other specified congenital malformations

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Use Additional
      • code(s) to identify all associated manifestations
      • tongue Q38.3
  • 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
    • tongue Q38.3 (downward) (congenital)
  • Distortion(s) (congenital)
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Double
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Fissure, fissured
    • tongue (acquired) K14.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.5

      Plicated tongue

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Fissured tongue
      • Furrowed tongue
      • Scrotal tongue
      Type 1 Excludes
      • fissured tongue, congenital (Q38.3)
      • congenital Q38.3
  • Furrowed K14.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.5

    Plicated tongue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fissured tongue
    • Furrowed tongue
    • Scrotal tongue
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fissured tongue, congenital (Q38.3)
    • tongue K14.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.5

      Plicated tongue

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Fissured tongue
      • Furrowed tongue
      • Scrotal tongue
      Type 1 Excludes
      • fissured tongue, congenital (Q38.3)
      • congenital Q38.3
  • Hypoglossia Q38.3
  • Hypoplasia, hypoplastic
    • tongue Q38.3
  • Malformation (congenital) - see also Anomaly
    • tongue (congenital) Q38.3
    • lingual Q38.3
  • Malposition
  • Microglossia Q38.3 (congenital)
  • Trifid - see also Accessory
    • tongue Q38.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q38.3
Q37.2 Cleft soft palate with bilateral cleft lip
Q37.3 Cleft soft palate with unilateral cleft lip
Q37.4 Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip
Q37.5 Cleft hard and soft palate with unilateral cleft lip
Q37.8 Unspecified cleft palate with bilateral cleft lip
Q37.9 Unspecified cleft palate with unilateral cleft lip
Q38 Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx
Q38.0 Congenital malformations of lips, not elsewhere classified
Q38.1 Ankyloglossia
Q38.2 Macroglossia
Q38.3 Other congenital malformations of tongue
Q38.4 Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
Q38.5 Congenital malformations of palate, not elsewhere classified
Q38.6 Other congenital malformations of mouth
Q38.7 Congenital pharyngeal pouch
Q38.8 Other congenital malformations of pharynx
Q39 Congenital malformations of esophagus
Q39.0 Atresia of esophagus without fistula
Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
Q39.3 Congenital stenosis and stricture of esophagus

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