2022 ICD-10-CM Code C63

Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified male genital organs

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C63
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp male genital organs
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified male genital organs

Code Classification

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

C63 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 other and unspecified male genital organs. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C63 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp male genital organs

Non-specific codes like C63 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 other and unsp male genital organs:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C63.0 for Malignant neoplasm of epididymis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.00 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified epididymis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.01 for Malignant neoplasm of right epididymis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.02 for Malignant neoplasm of left epididymis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C63.1 for Malignant neoplasm of spermatic cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.10 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified spermatic cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.11 for Malignant neoplasm of right spermatic cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.12 for Malignant neoplasm of left spermatic cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.2 for Malignant neoplasm of scrotum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.7 for Malignant neoplasm of other specified male genital organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of male genital organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C63.9 for Malignant neoplasm of male genital organ, unspecified

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)