Valid for Submission
C7A.021 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant carcinoid tumor of the cecum. The code C7A.021 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code C7A.021 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant carcinoid tumor of cecum, malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine, malignant tumor of cecum, primary malignant neoplasm of cecum or primary malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm of cecum.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code C7A.021 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of cecum
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine
- Malignant tumor of cecum
- Primary malignant neoplasm of cecum
- Primary malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm of cecum
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|374||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC||06||2.0679|
|375||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC||06||1.2049|
|376||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.8952|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert C7A.021 to ICD-9 Code
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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