ICD-10 Code C78.01

Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10:C78.01
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 C78.01 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of resp and digestive organs (C78)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code C78.01 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 180 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC
  • 181 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC
  • 182 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C78.01 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 197.0 - Secondary malig neo lung (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Adenocarcinoma of right lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe bronchus
  • Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe of right lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of middle lobe bronchus
  • Malignant neoplasm of middle lobe of lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of middle lobe, bronchus or lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of right upper lobe of lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe bronchus
  • Neoplasm of bronchus of right lower lobe
  • Neoplasm of bronchus of right middle lobe
  • Neoplasm of bronchus of right upper lobe
  • Secondary adenocarcinoma of bilateral lungs
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral lungs
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus of right lower lobe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus of right middle lobe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus of right upper lobe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lower lobe of lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right middle lobe of lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right upper lobe of lung

Information for Patients


Lung Cancer

Also called: Bronchogenic carcinoma

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.

Common symptoms of lung cancer include

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Doctors diagnose lung cancer using a physical exam, imaging, and lab tests. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and how advanced it is. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.