ICD-10-CM Code C41.9

Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C41.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C41.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bone tnm finding, bone tnm finding, bone tnm finding, bone tnm finding, bone tnm finding, carcinoma of bone, connective tissue, skin and breast, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) cartilage NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) cuneiform ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skeleton, skeletal NEC ; etc

ICD-10:C41.9
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unsp
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code C41.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Bone TNM finding
  • Bone TNM finding
  • Bone TNM finding
  • Bone TNM finding
  • Bone TNM finding
  • Carcinoma of bone, connective tissue, skin and breast
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma of bone
  • Diaphyseal medullary stenosis with bone malignancy
  • Ewing's sarcoma of bone
  • Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
  • Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma
  • Large cell Ewing sarcoma of bone
  • Local recurrence of malignant tumor of bone
  • Macrocytosis - no anemia
  • Malignant neoplasm of bone
  • Malignant neoplasm of bone, connective tissue, skin and breast
  • Malignant neoplasm of skeletal system
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of bone
  • Non-anemic red cell disorder
  • Osteosarcoma of bone
  • Osteosarcoma, limb anomalies, erythroid macrocytosis syndrome
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage
  • pM1a: Distant metastasis to lung
  • pM1a: Distant metastasis to lung
  • pM1b: Distant metastasis to site other than lung
  • pM1b: Distant metastasis to site other than lung
  • Primary chondrosarcoma of articular cartilage
  • Primary chondrosarcoma of bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of articular cartilage
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone
  • Primary osteosarcoma
  • pT1: Tumor 5 cm or less in greatest dimension
  • pT1: Tumor 8 cm or less in greatest dimension
  • pT1: Tumor 8 cm or less in greatest dimension
  • pT1a: Tumor 5 cm or less in greatest dimension, superficial tumor
  • pT1b: Tumor 5 cm or less in greatest dimension, deep tumor
  • pT2: Tumor more than 5 cm in greatest dimension
  • pT2: Tumor more than 8 cm in greatest dimension
  • pT2: Tumor more than 8 cm in greatest dimension
  • pT2a: Tumor more than 5 cm in greatest dimension, superficial tumor
  • pT2b: Tumor more than 5 cm in greatest dimension, deep tumor
  • pT3: Discontinuous tumors in the primary bone site
  • pT3: Discontinuous tumors in the primary bone site
  • Sarcoma of bone
  • Sarcoma of bone and connective tissue

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C41.9 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.

  • 542 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 543 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 544 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C41.9 to ICD-9

  • 170.9 - Malig neopl bone NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage (C40-C41)
      • Malignant neoplasm of bone/artic cartl of and unsp sites (C41)

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 C41.9 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
  »bone (periosteum)
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »cartilage NEC
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »cuneiform
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »joint NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skeleton, skeletal NEC
C41.9C79.51D16.9D48.0D49.2

Information for Patients


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