ICD-10-CM Code Q32.1

Other congenital malformations of trachea

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q32.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other congenital malformations of trachea. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Q32.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absence of larynx, accessory structure of lower respiratory tract, accessory trachea, agenesis of larynx, agenesis of larynx, trachea and bronchus, anomaly of laryngeal and/or tracheal cartilage, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Q32.1
Short Description:Other congenital malformations of trachea
Long Description:Other congenital malformations of trachea

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Q32.1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.
  • Atresia of trachea
  • Congenital anomaly of tracheal cartilage
  • Congenital dilatation of trachea
  • Congenital malformation of trachea
  • Congenital stenosis of trachea
  • Congenital tracheocele

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Q32.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Absence of larynx
  • Accessory structure of lower respiratory tract
  • Accessory trachea
  • Agenesis of larynx
  • Agenesis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
  • Anomaly of laryngeal and/or tracheal cartilage
  • Atresia of larynx and trachea
  • Congenital absence of bronchus
  • Congenital absence of trachea
  • Congenital absence of trachea
  • Congenital anomaly of trachea
  • Congenital anomaly of tracheal cartilage
  • Congenital atresia of larynx
  • Congenital atresia of trachea
  • Congenital atresia of trachea
  • Congenital bronchial stenosis
  • Congenital dilatation of trachea
  • Congenital diverticulum of trachea
  • Congenital malformation of larynx and trachea
  • Congenital malformation of trachea and bronchus
  • Congenital malformation of trachea and bronchus
  • Congenital malformation of trachea and bronchus
  • Congenital malposition of innominate artery
  • Congenital malposition of trachea
  • Congenital stenosis of larynx
  • Congenital stenosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
  • Congenital stenosis of trachea
  • Congenital stenosis of trachea
  • Congenital stenosis of trachea due to complete rings
  • Congenital stenosis of trachea due to tracheal web
  • Congenital tracheal collapse
  • Congenital tracheal fistula
  • Congenital tracheobiliary fistula
  • Congenital tracheocele
  • Distal origin of brachiocephalic artery with tracheal compression
  • Distal origin of brachiocephalic trunk
  • Fistula of bile duct
  • Neonatal tracheal perforation
  • O/E - position of trachea
  • O/E-trachea displaced to right
  • Perforation of trachea
  • Position of trachea - finding
  • Stenosis of bronchus
  • Stenosis of trachea
  • Stenosis of trachea
  • Trachea displaced
  • Trachea displaced
  • Trachea displaced to left
  • Tracheal fistula
  • Tracheal origin of right upper lobe bronchus
  • Tracheobiliary fistula

Present on Admission (POA)

Q32.1 is exempt from POA reporting - 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. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Q32.1 to ICD-9

  • 748.3 - Laryngotrach anomaly NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the respiratory system (Q30-Q34)
      • Congenital malformations of trachea and bronchus (Q32)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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 range from mild to severe. Causes can include

  • Genetics
  • Exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Certain medicines. Before you get pregnant, talk to your health care provider about any medicines you take.
  • Not getting enough of certain nutrients. For example, not getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy is a key factor in causing neural tube defects.

For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Health care providers can diagnose certain birth defects during pregnancy, with prenatal tests. That's why it important to get regular prenatal care. Other birth defects may not be found until after the baby is born. Sometimes the defect is obvious right away. Other times, the health care provider may not discover it until later in life.

Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Tracheal Disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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