2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q44.3

Congenital stenosis and stricture of bile ducts

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q44.3 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 Q44.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q44.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q44.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q44.3 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 Q44.3:
  • 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
  • Biliary obstruction congenital
  • Congenital biliary obstruction
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.
  • Q44.3 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q44.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 444 Disorders of the biliary tract with mcc
  • 445 Disorders of the biliary tract with cc
  • 446 Disorders of the biliary tract without cc/mcc

Convert Q44.3 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q44.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K83.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.1

    Obstruction of bile duct

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
    • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
    • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital obstruction of bile duct (Q44.3)
    • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis (K80.-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q44.3:
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • bile duct or passage (common) (hepatic) (noncalculous) K83.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.1

      Obstruction of bile duct

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital obstruction of bile duct (Q44.3)
      • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis (K80.-)
      • congenital Q44.3 (causing jaundice)
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • bile duct (common) (hepatic) K83.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.1

      Obstruction of bile duct

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital obstruction of bile duct (Q44.3)
      • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis (K80.-)
      • congenital Q44.3
    • common (bile) K83.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.1

      Obstruction of bile duct

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital obstruction of bile duct (Q44.3)
      • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis (K80.-)
      • congenital Q44.3
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
    • bile duct (common) (hepatic) K83.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.1

      Obstruction of bile duct

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital obstruction of bile duct (Q44.3)
      • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis (K80.-)
      • congenital Q44.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q44.3
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
Q44.7 Other congenital malformations of liver
Q45 Other congenital malformations of digestive system
Q45.0 Agenesis, aplasia and hypoplasia of pancreas
Q45.1 Annular pancreas
Q45.2 Congenital pancreatic cyst
Q45.3 Other congenital malformations of pancreas and pancreatic duct
Q45.8 Other specified congenital malformations of digestive system

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