ICD-10-CM Code C34.8

Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of bronchus and lung

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Not Valid for Submission

C34.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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

Code Classification

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

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

Information for Patients


Lung Cancer

Also called: Bronchogenic carcinoma

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.

Common symptoms of lung cancer include

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Doctors diagnose lung cancer using a physical exam, imaging, and lab tests. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and how advanced it is. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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