2022 ICD-10-CM Code C62

Malignant neoplasm of testis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C62
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of testis
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of testis

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of male genital organs (C60-C63)
      • Malignant neoplasm of testis (C62)

C62 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 testis. 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 testis

Non-specific codes like C62 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 testis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C62.0 for Malignant neoplasm of undescended testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.00 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified undescended testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.01 for Malignant neoplasm of undescended right testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.02 for Malignant neoplasm of undescended left testis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C62.1 for Malignant neoplasm of descended testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.10 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified descended testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.11 for Malignant neoplasm of descended right testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.12 for Malignant neoplasm of descended left testis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C62.9 for Malignant neoplasm of testis, unspecified whether descended or undescended
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.90 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified testis, unspecified whether descended or undescended
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.91 for Malignant neoplasm of right testis, unspecified whether descended or undescended
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C62.92 for Malignant neoplasm of left testis, unspecified whether descended or undescended

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Information for Patients


Testicular Cancer

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. You can get cancer in one or both testicles.

Testicular cancer mainly affects young men between the ages of 20 and 39. It is also more common in men who

Symptoms include pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles or groin area. Doctors use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose testicular cancer. Most cases can be treated, especially if found early. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Regular exams after treatment are important.

Treatments may also cause infertility. If you may want children later on, you should consider sperm banking before treatment.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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)