2022 ICD-10-CM Code C65

Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C65
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of urinary tract (C64-C68)
      • Malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis (C65)

C65 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 renal pelvis. 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 renal pelvis

Non-specific codes like C65 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 renal pelvis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C65.1 for Malignant neoplasm of right renal pelvis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C65.2 for Malignant neoplasm of left renal pelvis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C65.9 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified renal pelvis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Information for Patients


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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)