Valid for Submission
Q44.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other congenital malformations of gallbladder. The code Q44.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Q44.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital abnormal shape of gallbladder, congenital anomaly of gallbladder, congenital bilobed gallbladder, congenital disorder of gallbladder and biliary tract, congenital duplication of gallbladder , congenital malposition of gallbladder, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
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 Q44.1:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Congenital malformation of gallbladder NOS
- Intrahepatic gallbladder
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 Q44.1 are found in the index:
- - Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) - Q89.9
- - gallbladder (position) (shape) (size) - Q44.1
- - Intrahepatic gallbladder - Q44.1
- - Occlusion, occluded
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Congenital abnormal shape of gallbladder
- Congenital anomaly of gallbladder
- Congenital bilobed gallbladder
- Congenital disorder of gallbladder and biliary tract
- Congenital duplication of gallbladder
- Congenital malposition of gallbladder
- Congenital septation of gallbladder
- Ectopic gallbladder
- Floating gallbladder
- Intrahepatic gallbladder
- Liver and/or biliary duplication
- Multiseptate gallbladder
- Supernumerary gallbladder
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q44.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q44.1 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.
Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.
Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.
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