2022 ICD-10-CM Code Q62.6

Malposition of ureter

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:Q62.6
Short Description:Malposition of ureter
Long Description:Malposition of ureter

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
      • Congen defects of renal pelvis and congen malform of ureter (Q62)

Q62.6 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malposition of ureter. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Malposition of ureter

Non-specific codes like Q62.6 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 malposition of ureter:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q62.60 for Malposition of ureter, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q62.61 for Deviation of ureter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q62.62 for Displacement of ureter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q62.63 for Anomalous implantation of ureter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Q62.69 for Other malposition of ureter

Information for Patients


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.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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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)