2021 ICD-10-CM Code C74

Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

C74 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 adrenal gland. 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:C74
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Non-specific codes like C74 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 adrenal gland:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C74.0 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.00 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of unspecified adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.01 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of right adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.02 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of left adrenal gland
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C74.1 for Malignant neoplasm of medulla of adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.10 for Malignant neoplasm of medulla of unspecified adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.11 for Malignant neoplasm of medulla of right adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.12 for Malignant neoplasm of medulla of left adrenal gland
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C74.9 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.90 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of unspecified adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.91 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of right adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.92 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of left adrenal gland

Information for Patients


Adrenal Gland Cancer

Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.

A number of disorders can affect the adrenal glands, including tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Most adrenal gland tumors are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment. Malignant adrenal gland cancers are uncommon.

Types of tumors include

Symptoms depend on the type of cancer you have. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation 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)