2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q44.5

Other congenital malformations of bile ducts

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  • Q44.5 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 Q44.5 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q44.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q44.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Accessory hepatic duct
  • Biliary duct duplication
  • Congenital malformation of bile duct NOS
  • Cystic duct duplication
The following code(s) above Q44.5 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 Q44.5:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Carolis disease without obstruction
  • Congenital anomaly of bile ducts
  • Congenital bile duct anomaly
  • Congenital dilatation of lobar intrahepatic bile duct
  • Congenital dilated bile duct
  • Congenital dilation of bile duct
Present On Admission
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  • Q44.5 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q44.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 441 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with mcc
  • 442 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis with cc
  • 443 Disorders of liver except malignancy, cirrhosis or alcoholic hepatitis without cc/mcc

Convert Q44.5 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q44.5:
  • Aberrant (congenital) - see also Malposition, congenital
    • hepatic duct Q44.5
  • Absence (of) (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • bile, biliary duct, congenital Q44.5
  • Accessory (congenital)
    • liver Q44.7
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q44.7

      Other congenital malformations of liver

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      Applicable To
      • Accessory liver
      • Alagille's syndrome
      • Congenital absence of liver
      • Congenital hepatomegaly
      • Congenital malformation of liver NOS
      • duct Q44.5
    • biliary duct or passage Q44.5
    • cystic duct Q44.5
    • hepatic ducts Q44.5
  • Agenesis
    • bile duct or passage Q44.5
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • liver Q44.7
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q44.7

      Other congenital malformations of liver

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Accessory liver
      • Alagille's syndrome
      • Congenital absence of liver
      • Congenital hepatomegaly
      • Congenital malformation of liver NOS
      • duct Q44.5
    • biliary duct or passage Q44.5
    • common duct Q44.5
    • cystic duct Q44.5
    • hepatic duct Q44.5
  • 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
  • Dilatation
    • common duct (acquired) K83.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.8

      Other specified diseases of biliary tract

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Adhesions of biliary tract
      • Atrophy of biliary tract
      • Hypertrophy of biliary tract
      • Ulcer of biliary tract
      • congenital Q44.5
    • cystic duct (acquired) K82.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K82.8

      Other specified diseases of gallbladder

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Adhesions of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Atrophy of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Cyst of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Dyskinesia of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Hypertrophy of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Nonfunctioning of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • Ulcer of cystic duct or gallbladder
      • congenital Q44.5
  • Distortion(s) (congenital)
    • bile duct or passage Q44.5
    • common duct Q44.5
    • cystic duct Q44.5
    • hepatic duct Q44.5
  • Duplication, duplex - see also Accessory
    • biliary duct Q44.5 (any)
    • cystic duct Q44.5
  • Elongated, elongation (congenital) - see also Distortion
    • common bile duct Q44.5
    • cystic duct Q44.5
  • Fistula (cutaneous) L98.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.8

    Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

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    • cystic duct - see also Fistula, gallbladder
      • congenital Q44.5
  • Hypoplasia, hypoplastic
    • biliary duct or passage Q44.5
  • Malformation (congenital) - see also Anomaly
    • bile duct Q44.5
  • Malposition
    • congenital
      • biliary duct or passage Q44.5
      • hepatic duct Q44.5
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • common bile duct, congenital Q44.5
    • cystic duct, congenital Q44.5
  • Torsion
    • bile duct (common) (hepatic) K83.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K83.8

      Other specified diseases of biliary tract

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Adhesions of biliary tract
      • Atrophy of biliary tract
      • Hypertrophy of biliary tract
      • Ulcer of biliary tract
      • congenital Q44.5

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q44.5
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
Q45.9 Congenital malformation of digestive system, unspecified
Q50 Congenital malformations of ovaries, fallopian tubes and broad ligaments

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