2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q62.31

Congenital ureterocele, orthotopic

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Congenital ureterocele, orthotopic
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of the urinary system
      • Congenital obstructive defects of renal pelvis and congenital malformations of ureter

Q62.31 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital ureterocele, orthotopic. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Orthotopic ureterocele
  • Simple ureterocele
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureterocele

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Ureterocele

    a cystic dilatation of the end of a ureter as it enters into the urinary bladder. it is characterized by the ballooning of the ureteral orifice into the lumen of the bladder and may obstruct urine flow.
  • Cecoureterocele

    a ureterocele in which the orifice is located in the bladder, with the ureterocele pouch extending submucosally into the urethra.
  • Ectopic Ureterocele

    a ureterocele in which some portion of the ureterocele is situated permanently at the bladder neck or in the urethra. the orifice may be situated in the bladder, at the bladder neck, or in the urethra. (adapted from glassberg ki, braren v, duckett jw, jacobs ec, king lr, lebowitz rl et al. suggested terminology for duplex systems, ectopic ureters and ureteroceles. j urol 1984; 132(6):1153-1154.)
  • Intravesical Ureterocele|Orthotopic Ureterocele

    a ureterocele that is located entirely within the bladder, and which may be associated with a single system, with the upper pole ureter of a completely duplicated system, or rarely associated with a lower pole ureter. (adapted from glassberg ki, braren v, duckett jw, jacobs ec, king lr, lebowitz rl et al. suggested terminology for duplex systems, ectopic ureters and ureteroceles. j urol 1984; 132(6):1153-1154.)
  • Obstructive Ureterocele|Stenotic

    a ureterocele with a small, obstructive orifice.
  • Sphincteric Ureterocele|Transsphincteric

    a ureterocele in which the orifice is distal to the external urinary sphincter.
  • Ureterocele

    a cystic and dysplastic dilation of the distal ureter within the bladder that may extend into the bladder neck and urethra.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Present on Admission (POA)

Q62.31 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 IndicatorReason 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 Q62.31 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 753.23 - Congenital ureterocele
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

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 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.