2021 ICD-10-CM Code Q62

Congenital obstructive defects of renal pelvis and congenital malformations of ureter

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Q62 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of congenital obstructive defects of renal pelvis and congenital malformations of ureter. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:Q62
Short Description:Congen defects of renal pelvis and congen malform of ureter
Long Description:Congenital obstructive defects of renal pelvis and congenital malformations of ureter

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Congen defects of renal pelvis and congen malform of ureter

Header codes like Q62 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for congen defects of renal pelvis and congen malform of ureter:

  • Q62.0 - Congenital hydronephrosis
  • Q62.1 - Congenital occlusion of ureter
  • Q62.10 - Congenital occlusion of ureter, unspecified
  • Q62.11 - Congenital occlusion of ureteropelvic junction
  • Q62.12 - Congenital occlusion of ureterovesical orifice
  • Q62.2 - Congenital megaureter
  • Q62.3 - Other obstructive defects of renal pelvis and ureter
  • Q62.31 - Congenital ureterocele, orthotopic
  • Q62.32 - Cecoureterocele
  • Q62.39 - Other obstructive defects of renal pelvis and ureter
  • Q62.4 - Agenesis of ureter
  • Q62.5 - Duplication of ureter
  • Q62.6 - Malposition of ureter
  • Q62.60 - Malposition of ureter, unspecified
  • Q62.61 - Deviation of ureter
  • Q62.62 - Displacement of ureter
  • Q62.63 - Anomalous implantation of ureter
  • Q62.69 - Other malposition of ureter
  • Q62.7 - Congenital vesico-uretero-renal reflux
  • Q62.8 - Other congenital malformations of ureter

Information for Patients


Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

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Ureteral Disorders

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.

The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.

Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)