Valid for Submission
C76.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of thorax. The code C76.1 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 C76.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant melanoma of axilla, malignant melanoma of chest wall, malignant melanoma of shoulder, malignant neoplasm of chest wall, malignant neoplasm of thoracic cavity structure , malignant neoplasm of thorax, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: axilla, axillary ; chest (wall) NEC ; infraclavicular (region) ; intrathoracic (cavity) (organs) ; intrathoracic (cavity) (organs) specified NEC ; scapular region ; thorax, thoracic (cavity) (organs NEC) ; 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 C76.1:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Intrathoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
- Malignant neoplasm of axilla NOS
- Thoracic malignant neoplasm NOS
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Malignant melanoma of axilla
- Malignant melanoma of chest wall
- Malignant melanoma of shoulder
- Malignant neoplasm of chest wall
- Malignant neoplasm of thoracic cavity structure
- Malignant neoplasm of thorax
- Malignant tumor of axilla
- Primary adenocarcinoma of chest wall
- Primary malignant neoplasm of axilla
- Primary malignant neoplasm of chest wall
- Primary malignant neoplasm of intrathoracic organs
- Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of intrathoracic organ
- Primary squamous cell carcinoma of intrathoracic organ
- Primary synovial sarcoma of intrathoracic organ
- Primary undifferentiated large cell malignancy of chest wall
- Thoracic neuroblastoma
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|180||RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC||04||1.7378|
|181||RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC||04||1.1209|
|182||RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC||04||0.7875|
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 C76.1 to ICD-9 Code
Table of Neoplasms
The code C76.1 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.
|»chest (wall) NEC||C76.1||C79.89||D09.8||D36.7||D48.7||D49.89|
|»intrathoracic (cavity) (organs)||C76.1||C79.89||D09.8||D15.9||D48.7||D49.89|
|»intrathoracic (cavity) (organs)|
|»thorax, thoracic (cavity) (organs NEC)||C76.1||C79.89||D09.8||D36.7||D48.7||D49.89|
|»thorax, thoracic (cavity) (organs NEC)|
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