Valid for Submission
C17.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of meckel's diverticulum, malignant. The code C17.3 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 C17.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenocarcinoma of ileum, adenocarcinoma of meckel diverticulum, adenocarcinoma of small intestine, malignant tumor of meckel's diverticulum, neoplasm of meckel's diverticulum , primary adenocarcinoma of ileum, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Meckel diverticulum, malignant .
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C17.3:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- Meckel's diverticulum, congenital Q43.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Adenocarcinoma of ileum
- Adenocarcinoma of Meckel diverticulum
- Adenocarcinoma of small intestine
- Malignant tumor of Meckel's diverticulum
- Neoplasm of Meckel's diverticulum
- Primary adenocarcinoma of ileum
- Primary adenocarcinoma of small intestine
- Primary malignant neoplasm of ileum
- Primary malignant neoplasm of ileum
- Primary malignant neoplasm of Meckel's diverticulum
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 C17.3 to ICD-9 Code
Table of Neoplasms
The code C17.3 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.
|»Meckel diverticulum, malignant||C17.3||C78.4||D01.49||D13.39||D37.2||D49.0|
Information for Patients
Your small intestine is part of your digestive system. It is a long tube that connects your stomach to your large intestine. Intestinal cancer is rare, but eating a high-fat diet or having Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or a history of colonic polyps can increase your risk.
Possible signs of small intestine cancer include
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss for no reason
- Blood in the stool
- A lump in the abdomen
Imaging tests that create pictures of the small intestine and the area around it can help diagnose intestinal cancer and show whether it has spread.
Surgery is the most common treatment. Additional options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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