2022 ICD-10-CM Code C7A.01
Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine

Version 2022
ICD-10:C7A.01
Short Description:Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine
Long Description:Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine
Status: Not Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neuroendocrine tumors (C7A)
      • Malignant neuroendocrine tumors (C7A)

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:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7A.010 for Malignant carcinoid tumor of the duodenum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7A.011 for Malignant carcinoid tumor of the jejunum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7A.012 for Malignant carcinoid tumor of the ileum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7A.019 for Malignant carcinoid tumor of the small intestine, unspecified portion

Information for Patients


Carcinoid Tumors

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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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)