2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q43.7

Persistent cloaca

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q43.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM Q43.7 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q43.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q43.7 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Cloaca NOS
The following code(s) above Q43.7 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 Q43.7:
  • Q00-Q99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    • 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
Clinical Information
  • A congenital abnormality in which the rectum, vagina, and urethra fuse and form a common channel.
  • A dilated cavity extended caudally from the hindgut. In adult birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes but few mammals, cloaca is a common chamber into which the digestive, urinary and reproductive tracts discharge their contents. In most mammals, cloaca gives rise to large intestine; urinary bladder; and genitalia.
  • The singular posterior opening of the intestinal and urinary tracts of birds, reptiles, amphibians, marsupials and monotremes.
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.
  • Q43.7 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q43.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert Q43.7 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q43.7:
  • Type 1 Excludes: Q52.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q52.2

    Congenital rectovaginal fistula

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q43.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q43.7
Q42.8 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of other parts of large intestine
Q42.9 Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified
Q43 Other congenital malformations of intestine
Q43.0 Meckel's diverticulum (displaced) (hypertrophic)
Q43.1 Hirschsprung's disease
Q43.2 Other congenital functional disorders of colon
Q43.3 Congenital malformations of intestinal fixation
Q43.4 Duplication of intestine
Q43.5 Ectopic anus
Q43.6 Congenital fistula of rectum and anus
Q43.7 Persistent cloaca
Q43.8 Other specified congenital malformations of intestine
Q43.9 Congenital malformation of intestine, unspecified
Q44 Congenital malformations of gallbladder, bile ducts and liver
Q44.0 Agenesis, aplasia and hypoplasia of gallbladder
Q44.1 Other congenital malformations of gallbladder
Q44.2 Atresia of bile ducts
Q44.3 Congenital stenosis and stricture of bile ducts
Q44.4 Choledochal cyst
Q44.5 Other congenital malformations of bile ducts
Q44.6 Cystic disease of liver

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