C7A.01 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.
Specific Coding for Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine
Non-specific codes like C7A.01 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 malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine:
Information for Patients
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.
In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.
Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.
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|ICD Code||Description||Valid for Submission|
|C7A.010||Malignant carcinoid tumor of the duodenum||BILLABLE CODE|
|C7A.011||Malignant carcinoid tumor of the jejunum||BILLABLE CODE|
|C7A.012||Malignant carcinoid tumor of the ileum||BILLABLE CODE|
|C7A.019||Malignant carcinoid tumor of the small intestine, unspecified portion||BILLABLE CODE|