2022 ICD-10-CM Code C34.8

Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C34.8
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs (C30-C39)
      • Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (C34)

C34.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung. 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: bronchus overlapping lesion or lung overlapping lesion or trachea (cartilage) (mucosa) overlapping lesion with bronchus or lung or tracheobronchial or tracheobronchial overlapping lesion with lung .

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung

Non-specific codes like C34.8 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 malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C34.80 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified bronchus and lung
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C34.81 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right bronchus and lung
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C34.82 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left bronchus and lung

Table of Neoplasms

The code C34.8 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
»bronchus
  »overlapping lesion
C34.8
»lung
  »overlapping lesion
C34.8
»trachea (cartilage) (mucosa)
  »overlapping lesion with bronchus or lung
C34.8
»tracheobronchial
C34.8C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»tracheobronchial
  »overlapping lesion with lung
C34.8

Information for Patients


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There are two main types: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These two types grow differently and are treated differently. Non-small cell lung cancer is the more common type.

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Lung cancer can affect anyone, but there are certain factors that raise your risk of getting it:

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If you do have symptoms, they may include

How is lung cancer diagnosed?

Your health care provider may use many tools to make a diagnosis:

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Your treatment will depend on which type of lung cancer you have, how far it has spread, your overall health, and other factors. You may get more than one type of treatment.

The treatments for small cell lung cancer include

The treatments for non-small cell lung cancer include

Can lung cancer be prevented?

Avoiding the risk factors may help to prevent lung cancer:

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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)