ICD-10-CM Code C22.8

Malignant neoplasm of liver, primary, unspecified as to type

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C22.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of liver, primary, unspecified as to type. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C22.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoma liver and/or biliary system, liver tnm finding, liver tnm finding, liver tnm finding, liver tnm finding, malignant neoplasm of intrahepatic gall duct, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic hepatic [See Also: Index to disease, by histology] primary or Neoplasm, neoplastic liver [See Also: Index to disease, by histology] primary .

ICD-10:C22.8
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of liver, primary, unspecified as to type
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of liver, primary, unspecified as to type

Synonyms

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

  • Carcinoma liver and/or biliary system
  • Liver TNM finding
  • Liver TNM finding
  • Liver TNM finding
  • Liver TNM finding
  • Malignant neoplasm of intrahepatic gall duct
  • Malignant neoplasm of intrahepatic gall duct
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of liver
  • Primary carcinoma of liver
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of intrahepatic bile duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of intrahepatic bile duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of liver
  • pT1: Solitary tumor without vascular invasion
  • pT2: Solitary tumor with vascular invasion or multiple tumors none more than 5 cm
  • pT3: Multiple tumors more than 5 cm or tumor involving a major branch of the portal or hepatic vein
  • pT4: Tumor
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of liver and intrahepatic biliary tract
  • T1: Solitary liver tumor < 2 cm; no vascular invasion
  • Undifferentiated carcinoma of liver and intrahepatic biliary tract

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C22.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 435 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH MCC
  • 436 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH CC
  • 437 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C22.8 to ICD-9

  • 155.0 - Mal neo liver, primary (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (C22)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Table of Neoplasms

The code C22.8 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »hepatic [See Also: Index to disease, by histology]
    »primary
C22.8C78.7D01.5D13.4D37.6D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »liver [See Also: Index to disease, by histology]
    »primary
C22.8C78.7D01.5D13.4D37.6D49.0

Information for Patients


Liver Cancer

Also called: Hepatocellular carcinoma

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver. Metastatic liver cancer starts somewhere else and spreads to your liver.

Risk factors for primary liver cancer include

  • Having hepatitis B or C
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Having cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver
  • Having hemochromatosis, an iron storage disease
  • Obesity and diabetes

Symptoms can include a lump or pain on the right side of your abdomen and yellowing of the skin. However, you may not have symptoms until the cancer is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Doctors use tests that examine the liver and the blood to diagnose liver cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or liver transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Abdominal tap (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver metastases (Medical Encyclopedia)

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