C47 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system

Version 2023
ICD-10:C47
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys (C47)

C47 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys

Non-specific codes like C47 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 prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.0 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C47.1 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.10 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.11 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of right upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.12 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of left upper limb, including shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C47.2 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.20 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of unspecified lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.21 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of right lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.22 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of left lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.3 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of thorax
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.4 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of abdomen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.5 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of pelvis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.6 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of trunk, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C47.9 for Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified

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Patient Education


Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart and the widening or narrowing of your blood vessels. When something goes wrong in this system, it can cause serious problems, including:

Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result of another disease, such as Parkinson's disease, alcoholism and diabetes. Problems can affect either part of the system, as in complex regional pain syndromes, or all of the system. Some types are temporary, but many worsen over time. When they affect your breathing or heart function, these disorders can be life-threatening.

Some autonomic nervous system disorders get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Cancer

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include :

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Soft Tissue Sarcoma-Patient Version

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