2022 ICD-10-CM Code C71.0

Malignant neoplasm of cerebrum, except lobes and ventricles

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C71.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of cerebrum, except lobes and ventricles
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of cerebrum, except lobes and ventricles

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malignant neoplasm of brain (C71)

C71.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of cerebrum, except lobes and ventricles. The code C71.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C71.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like astrocytoma of brain, astrocytoma of cerebrum, carcinoma of brain, carcinoma of hypothalamus, embryonal neuroepithelial neoplasm of central nervous system , ependymoma, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: basal ganglia ; brain NEC basal ganglia ; brain NEC cerebrum ; brain NEC corpus striatum ; brain NEC cortex (cerebral) ; brain NEC globus pallidus ; brain NEC hypothalamus ; etc

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 C71.0:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code C71.0 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C71.0 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code C71.0 is included 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
»basal ganglia
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »basal ganglia
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »cerebrum
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »corpus striatum
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »cortex (cerebral)
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »globus pallidus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »hypothalamus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »internal capsule
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»brain NEC
  »thalamus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»cerebrum, cerebra (cortex) (hemisphere) (white matter)
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»corpus
  »callosum, brain
C71.0C79.31D33.2D43.2D49.6
»corpus
  »striatum, cerebrum
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»cortex
  »cerebral
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»ganglia [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
  »basal
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»globus pallidus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»hemisphere, cerebral
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»hypothalamus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»insula
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»insular tissue (pancreas)
  »brain
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»internal
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»internal
  »capsule
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»island of Reil
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»operculum (brain)
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»pallium
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»putamen
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»rhinencephalon
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»supratentorial (brain) NEC
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»thalamus
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6
»white matter (central) (cerebral)
C71.0C79.31D33.0D43.0D49.6

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)