Valid for Submission
C16.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of body of stomach. The code C16.2 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 C16.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoma of body of stomach, carcinoma of stomach, lymphoma of body of stomach, malignant tumor of body of stomach, primary adenocarcinoma of body of stomach , primary malignant neoplasm of body of stomach, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: corpus gastric or stomach body or stomach corpus .
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Carcinoma of body of stomach
- Carcinoma of stomach
- Lymphoma of body of stomach
- Malignant tumor of body of stomach
- Primary adenocarcinoma of body of stomach
- Primary malignant neoplasm of body of stomach
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|374||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC||06||2.0679|
|375||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC||06||1.2049|
|376||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.8952|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert C16.2 to ICD-9 Code
Table of Neoplasms
The code C16.2 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.
Information for Patients
The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65. Your risk of getting it is also higher if you
- Have had a Helicobacter pylori infection
- Have had stomach inflammation
- Are a man
- Eat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods
- Smoke cigarettes
- Have a family history of stomach cancer
It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Indigestion and stomach discomfort can be symptoms of early cancer, but other problems can cause the same symptoms. In advanced cases, there may be blood in your stool, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, jaundice, or trouble swallowing. Doctors diagnose stomach cancer with a physical exam, blood and imaging tests, an endoscopy, and a biopsy.
Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat stomach cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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