ICD-10-CM Code C63.12

Malignant neoplasm of left spermatic cord

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

C63.12 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of left spermatic cord. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code C63.12 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:C63.12
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of left spermatic cord
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of left spermatic cord

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C63.12 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 715 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 716 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C63.12 to ICD-9

  • 187.6 - Mal neo spermatic cord (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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

  • Have had abnormal testicle development
  • Have had an undescended testicle
  • Have a family history of the cancer

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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