2021 ICD-10-CM Code C79.0

Secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Neoplasm Malignant Secondary

Not Valid for Submission

C79.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis. The code 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic calyx, renal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic junction pelviureteric ; Neoplasm, neoplastic kidney (parenchymal) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic kidney (parenchymal) calyx ; Neoplasm, neoplastic kidney (parenchymal) hilus ; Neoplasm, neoplastic kidney (parenchymal) pelvis ; Neoplasm, neoplastic parenchyma, kidney ; etc

ICD-10:C79.0
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis

Header codes like C79.0 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 secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney and renal pelvis:

  • C79.00 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified kidney and renal pelvis
  • C79.01 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of right kidney and renal pelvis
  • C79.02 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of left kidney and renal pelvis

Table of Neoplasms

The code C79.0 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
  »calyx, renal
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »junction
    »pelviureteric
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »kidney (parenchymal)
C64.C79.0D09.19D30.0D41.0D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »kidney (parenchymal)
    »calyx
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »kidney (parenchymal)
    »hilus
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »kidney (parenchymal)
    »pelvis
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »parenchyma, kidney
C64.C79.0D09.19D30.0D41.0D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pelvis, pelvic
    »renal
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »renal
C64.C79.0D09.19D30.0D41.0D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »renal
    »calyx
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »renal
    »hilus
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »renal
    »parenchyma
C64.C79.0D09.19D30.0D41.0D49.51
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »renal
    »pelvis
C65.C79.0D09.19D30.1D41.1D49.51

Information for Patients


Kidney Cancer

Also called: Hypernephroma, Renal cancer

You have two kidneys. They are fist-sized organs on either side of your backbone above your waist. The tubes inside filter and clean your blood, taking out waste products and making urine. Kidney cancer forms in the lining of tiny tubes inside your kidneys.

Kidney cancer becomes more likely as you age. Risk factors include smoking, having certain genetic conditions, and misusing pain medicines for a long time.

You may have no symptoms at first. They may appear as the cancer grows. See your health care provider if you notice

Tests to diagnose kidney cancer include blood, urine, and imaging tests. You may also have a biopsy.

Treatment depends on your age, your overall health and how advanced the cancer is. It might include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, biologic, or targeted therapies. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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)