ICD-10-CM Code Q32.4

Other congenital malformations of bronchus

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Q32.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other congenital malformations of bronchus. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Q32.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absence of larynx, accessory bronchus, accessory structure of lower respiratory tract, agenesis of larynx, agenesis of larynx, trachea and bronchus, bridging bronchus, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Q32.4
Short Description:Other congenital malformations of bronchus
Long Description:Other congenital malformations of bronchus

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 Q32.4:

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.
  • Absence of bronchus
  • Agenesis of bronchus
  • Atresia of bronchus
  • Congenital diverticulum of bronchus
  • Congenital malformation of bronchus NOS

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 Q32.4 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 bronchus
  • Accessory structure of lower respiratory tract
  • Agenesis of larynx
  • Agenesis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
  • Bridging bronchus
  • Bronchial atresia with segmental pulmonary emphysema
  • Bronchial diverticulum
  • Bronchobiliary fistula
  • Congenital absence of bronchus
  • Congenital absence of bronchus
  • Congenital absence of trachea
  • Congenital anomaly of bronchus
  • Congenital atresia of bronchus
  • Congenital bronchobiliary fistula
  • Congenital diverticulum of bronchus
  • Congenital lobar emphysema
  • 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 tracheobronchomegaly
  • Fistula of bile duct
  • Left bronchial isomerism
  • Mirror image bronchial anatomy
  • Right bronchial isomerism
  • Rudimentary tracheal bronchus
  • Tracheal origin of right upper lobe bronchus

Present on Admission (POA)

Q32.4 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 Q32.4 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.

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Bronchial Disorders

When you breathe in, the air travels down through your trachea (windpipe). It then goes through two tubes to your lungs. These tubes are your bronchi. Bronchial disorders can make it hard for you to breathe.

The most common problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. It can be acute or chronic. Other problems include

  • Bronchiectasis - a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm - a breathing problem that happens when your airways shrink while you are exercising
  • Bronchiolitis - an inflammation of the small airways that branch off from the bronchi
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia - a chronic lung condition in infants, most often premature infants

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