Valid for Submission
C75.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of endocrine gland, unspecified. The code C75.9 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 C75.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of endocrine gland, primary malignant epithelial neoplasm of endocrine gland, primary malignant neoplasm of endocrine gland or primary malignant neoplasm of multiple endocrine glands.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: endocrine gland NEC or gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] or gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] endocrine NEC .
Unspecified diagnosis codes like C75.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Malignant neoplasm of endocrine gland
- Primary malignant epithelial neoplasm of endocrine gland
- Primary malignant neoplasm of endocrine gland
- Primary malignant neoplasm of multiple endocrine glands
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|643||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC||10||1.6633|
|644||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC||10||1.0183|
|645||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||10||0.7678|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert C75.9 to ICD-9 Code
Table of Neoplasms
The code C75.9 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.
|»endocrine gland NEC||C75.9||C79.89||D09.3||D35.9||D44.9||D49.7|
|»gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]||C75.9||C79.89||D09.3||D35.9||D44.9||D49.7|
|»gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]|
Information for Patients
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Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include
- Growth and development
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