2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q39.9

Congenital malformation of esophagus, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q39.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q39.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q39.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q39.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q39.9 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 Q39.9:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital anomaly of esophagus
  • Congenital esophageal 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.
  • Q39.9 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q39.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 368 Major esophageal disorders with mcc
  • 369 Major esophageal disorders with cc
  • 370 Major esophageal disorders without cc/mcc

Convert Q39.9 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q39.9:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • esophagus Q39.9
  • Defect, defective Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • esophagus, congenital Q39.9
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
  • Malformation (congenital) - see also Anomaly

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q39.9
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
Q39.4 Esophageal web
Q39.5 Congenital dilatation of esophagus
Q39.6 Congenital diverticulum of esophagus
Q39.8 Other congenital malformations of esophagus
Q39.9 Congenital malformation of esophagus, unspecified
Q40 Other congenital malformations of upper alimentary tract
Q40.0 Congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
Q40.1 Congenital hiatus hernia
Q40.2 Other specified congenital malformations of stomach
Q40.3 Congenital malformation of stomach, unspecified
Q40.8 Other specified congenital malformations of upper alimentary tract
Q40.9 Congenital malformation of upper alimentary tract, unspecified
Q41 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of small intestine
Q41.0 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of duodenum
Q41.1 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of jejunum

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