ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q56.4

Indeterminate sex, unspecified

Diagnosis Code Q56.4

ICD-10: Q56.4
Short Description: Indeterminate sex, unspecified
Long Description: Indeterminate sex, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q56.4

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of genital organs (Q50-Q56)
      • Indeterminate sex and pseudohermaphroditism (Q56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q56.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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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 Q56.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Indeterminate sex and pseudohermaphroditism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q56.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

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.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex

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