Diagnosis Code Q38.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 750.26 - Mouth anomaly NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Present on Admission (POA) Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.
The code Q38.6 is exempt from POA reporting.
- Buccal bifurcation cyst
- Cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome
- Congenital abnormality of oral cavity
- Congenital absence of mouth
- Congenital anomaly of mouth
- Congenital anomaly of oral mucosa
- Congenital hypertrichosis
- Congenital malformation of tongue, mouth and pharynx
- Ectopic oral gastrointestinal cyst
- Facial milia, lobate tongue, lingual and labial frenula syndrome
- Fordyce spots of buccal mucosa
- Fordyce spots of lips
- Fordyce's disease
- Frenal tag
- Hereditary mucoepithelial dysplasia
- Hypertrichosis with congenital macrogingivae
- Orofacial cleft
- White sponge nevus of mucosa
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q38.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Congenital malformation of mouth NOS
Information for Patients
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A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.
Some common mouth problems include
- Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
- Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
- Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
- Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
- Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
- Gum or tooth problems
- Bad breath
Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Keeping a clean mouth by brushing and flossing often is important.
- Burning Mouth Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Gum biopsy
- Lichen planus
- Mouth sores
- Mouth ulcers
- Mucous cyst
- Perioral dermatitis