ICD-10 Code C79.62

Secondary malignant neoplasm of left ovary

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only
ICD-10:C79.62
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of left ovary
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of left ovary

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 C79.62 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of left ovary. 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 other and unspecified sites (C79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Diagnoses for females only.

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 C79.62 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 736 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR OVARIAN OR ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 737 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR OVARIAN OR ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 738 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR OVARIAN OR ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 739 - UTERINE, ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-OVARIAN AND NON-ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 740 - UTERINE, ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-OVARIAN AND NON-ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 741 - UTERINE, ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-OVARIAN AND NON-ADNEXAL MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C79.62 to ICD-9

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

  • 198.6 - Second malig neo ovary (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from endometrium
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from fallopian tube
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from right ovary
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from uterine cervix
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from uterus
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by direct extension from vagina
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis from endometrium
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis from fallopian tube
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis from right ovary
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis from uterine cervix
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis from vagina
  • Malignant tumor involving left ovary by separate metastasis uterus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left ovary
  • Tumor involves both ovaries diffusely, primary tumor site cannot be determined

Information for Patients


Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

Cancer of the ovary is not common, but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian cancer may have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Then it is hard to treat. Symptoms may include

  • A heavy feeling in the pelvis
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Abnormal periods
  • Unexplained back pain that gets worse
  • Gas, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite

To diagnose ovarian cancer, doctors do one or more tests. They include a physical exam, a pelvic exam, lab tests, ultrasound, or a biopsy. Treatment is usually surgery followed by chemotherapy.

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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.