2021 ICD-10-CM Code C76.0

Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C76.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck. The code C76.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C76.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenocarcinoma of head and neck, carcinoma of cheek, carcinoma of face, carcinoma of nose, malignant melanoma of head and neck , malignant tumor of ear, nose and throat, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic cervical region ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cheek ; Neoplasm, neoplastic face NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic head NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic jaw ; Neoplasm, neoplastic jaw carcinoma (any type) (lower) (upper) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic neck NEC ; etc

ICD-10:C76.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck

Code Classification

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 C76.0:


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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C76.0 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code C76.0 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cervical region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »face NEC
C76.0C79.89D04.39D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »head NEC
C76.0C79.89D04.4D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
    »carcinoma (any type) (lower) (upper)
C76.0C79.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »neck NEC
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »parasagittal (region)
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »peritonsillar (tissue)
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »retro-orbital
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »submental
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »supraclavicular region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »temporal
    »region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89

Information for Patients


Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose, and throat. Symptoms include

Head and neck cancers are twice as common in men. Using tobacco or alcohol increases your risk. In fact, around 75 percent of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco. Infection with HPV is a risk factor for some head and neck cancers.

To diagnose head and neck cancer, your doctor will do a physical exam and diagnostic tests. You will have a biopsy, where a sample of tissue is taken out and examined under a microscope. It is the only test that can tell for sure if you have cancer.

If found early, these cancers are often curable. Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination. Treatments can affect eating, speaking or even breathing, so patients may need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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)