2021 ICD-10-CM Code C69

Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

C69 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 eye and adnexa. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:C69
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa

Non-specific codes like C69 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 eye and adnexa:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.0 for Malignant neoplasm of conjunctiva
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.00 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified conjunctiva
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.01 for Malignant neoplasm of right conjunctiva
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.02 for Malignant neoplasm of left conjunctiva
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.1 for Malignant neoplasm of cornea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.10 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified cornea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.11 for Malignant neoplasm of right cornea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.12 for Malignant neoplasm of left cornea
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.2 for Malignant neoplasm of retina
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.20 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified retina
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.21 for Malignant neoplasm of right retina
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.22 for Malignant neoplasm of left retina
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.3 for Malignant neoplasm of choroid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.30 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified choroid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.31 for Malignant neoplasm of right choroid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.32 for Malignant neoplasm of left choroid
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.4 for Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.40 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified ciliary body
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.41 for Malignant neoplasm of right ciliary body
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.42 for Malignant neoplasm of left ciliary body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.5 for Malignant neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.50 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified lacrimal gland and duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.51 for Malignant neoplasm of right lacrimal gland and duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.52 for Malignant neoplasm of left lacrimal gland and duct
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.6 for Malignant neoplasm of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.60 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.61 for Malignant neoplasm of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.62 for Malignant neoplasm of left orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of eye and adnexa
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.80 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified eye and adnexa
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.81 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right eye and adnexa
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.82 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left eye and adnexa
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C69.9 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.90 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.91 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C69.92 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of left eye

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C69:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Eye Cancer

Cancer of the eye is uncommon. It can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of muscles, skin and nerves. If the cancer starts inside the eyeball it's called intraocular cancer. The most common intraocular cancers in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in the cells of the retina. Cancer can also spread to the eye from other parts of the body.

Treatment for eye cancer varies by the type and by how advanced it is. It may include surgery, radiation therapy, freezing or heat therapy, or laser therapy.


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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)