2022 ICD-10-CM Code C60

Malignant neoplasm of penis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C60
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of penis
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of penis

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of male genital organs (C60-C63)
      • Malignant neoplasm of penis (C60)

C60 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 penis. 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.

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of penis

Non-specific codes like C60 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 penis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C60.0 for Malignant neoplasm of prepuce
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C60.1 for Malignant neoplasm of glans penis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C60.2 for Malignant neoplasm of body of penis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C60.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of penis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C60.9 for Malignant neoplasm of penis, unspecified

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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Penis Disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include


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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)