2022 ICD-10-CM Code C14.0

Malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C14.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malig neoplasm of sites in the lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C14)

C14.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified. The code C14.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C14.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoma of pharynx, malignant neoplasm of posterior pharynx, malignant tumor of ear, nose and throat, malignant tumor of parapharyngeal space, malignant tumor of pharynx , mass of parapharyngeal space, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: pharynx, pharyngeal or pharynx, pharyngeal region or pharynx, pharyngeal wall (lateral) (posterior) or retropharyngeal or throat .

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C14.0 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

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

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Table of Neoplasms

The code C14.0 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»pharynx, pharyngeal
C14.0C79.89D00.08D10.9D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »region
C14.0C79.89D00.08D10.9D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »wall (lateral) (posterior)
C14.0C79.89D00.08D10.9D37.05D49.0
»retropharyngeal
C14.0C79.89D00.08D10.9D37.05D49.0
»throat
C14.0C79.89D00.08D10.9D37.05D49.0

Information for Patients


Throat Cancer

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on which part of the throat is affected. The different parts of your throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, the nasopharynx, and the larynx, or voice box.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are using tobacco heavy drinking. Certain types of throat cancer also have other risk factors. For example, having HPV is a risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer.

Symptoms of throat cancer may include

To diagnose throat cancers, doctors may do a physical exam and history, imaging tests, and a biopsy. You may also need other tests, depending on the type of cancer. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Treatment for some types of throat cancer may also include targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances that attack specific cancer cells with less harm to normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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)