2022 ICD-10-CM Code C47.2

Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of lower limb, including hip

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C47.2
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves of lower limb, inc hip
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of lower limb, including hip

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys (C47)

C47.2 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 peripheral nerves of lower limb, including hip. 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: nerve (ganglion) femoral ; nerve (ganglion) obturator ; nerve (ganglion) olfactory ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC ankle ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC calf ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC extremity lower ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC foot ; etc

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves of lower limb, inc hip

Non-specific codes like C47.2 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 of lower limb, inc 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

Table of Neoplasms

The code C47.2 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
»nerve (ganglion)
  »femoral
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »obturator
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »olfactory
C47.2C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »ankle
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »calf
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »extremity
      »lower
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »foot
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »heel
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »hip
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »knee
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »leg
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »limb NEC
      »lower
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »popliteal fossa or space
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »thigh
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »toe
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »sciatic
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2
»sciatic nerve
C47.2C79.89D36.13D48.2D49.2

Information for Patients


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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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)