ICD-10-CM Code C64.2

Malignant neoplasm of left kidney, except renal pelvis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

C64.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of left kidney, except renal pelvis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C64.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like clear cell carcinoma of kidney or clear cell carcinoma of left kidney or primary malignant neoplasm of left kidney or primary malignant neoplasm of right kidney or renal cell carcinoma of bilateral kidneys.

ICD-10:C64.2
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of left kidney, except renal pelvis
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of left kidney, except renal pelvis

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Clear cell carcinoma of kidney
  • Clear cell carcinoma of left kidney
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of left kidney
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of right kidney
  • Renal cell carcinoma of bilateral kidneys

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C64.2 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 656 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH MCC
  • 657 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH CC
  • 658 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C64.2 to ICD-9

  • 189.0 - Malig neopl kidney (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of urinary tract (C64-C68)
      • Malignant neoplasm of kidney, except renal pelvis (C64)

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


Kidney Cancer

You have two kidneys. They are fist-sized organs on either side of your backbone above your waist. The tubes inside filter and clean your blood, taking out waste products and making urine. Kidney cancer forms in the lining of tiny tubes inside your kidneys.

Kidney cancer becomes more likely as you age. Risk factors include smoking, having certain genetic conditions, and misusing pain medicines for a long time.

You may have no symptoms at first. They may appear as the cancer grows. See your health care provider if you notice

  • Blood in your urine
  • A lump in your abdomen
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Pain in your side that does not go away
  • Loss of appetite

Tests to diagnose kidney cancer include blood, urine, and imaging tests. You may also have a biopsy.

Treatment depends on your age, your overall health and how advanced the cancer is. It might include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, biologic, or targeted therapies. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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