C69.4 - Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body

Version 2023
ICD-10:C69.4
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa (C69)

C69.4 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of ciliary body. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic ciliary body ; Neoplasm, neoplastic crystalline lens ; Neoplasm, neoplastic iris ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lens, crystalline ; Neoplasm, neoplastic sclera ; Neoplasm, neoplastic uveal tract ; etc

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body

Non-specific codes like C69.4 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 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

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ciliary body
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »crystalline lens
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »iris
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lens, crystalline
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sclera
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »uveal tract
C69.4C79.49D09.2D31.4D48.7D49.89

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