ICD-10-CM Code C7A.01

Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

C7A.01 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:C7A.01
Short Description:Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine
Long Description:Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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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