2022 ICD-10-CM Code C7B

Secondary neuroendocrine tumors

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C7B
Short Description:Secondary neuroendocrine tumors
Long Description:Secondary neuroendocrine tumors

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Secondary neuroendocrine tumors (C7B)
      • Secondary neuroendocrine tumors (C7B)

C7B is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of secondary neuroendocrine tumors. 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 Secondary neuroendocrine tumors

Non-specific codes like C7B 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 secondary neuroendocrine tumors:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C7B.0 for Secondary carcinoid tumors
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.00 for Secondary carcinoid tumors, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.01 for Secondary carcinoid tumors of distant lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.02 for Secondary carcinoid tumors of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.03 for Secondary carcinoid tumors of bone
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.04 for Secondary carcinoid tumors of peritoneum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.09 for Secondary carcinoid tumors of other sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.1 for Secondary Merkel cell carcinoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C7B.8 for Other secondary neuroendocrine tumors

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Information for Patients


Cancer

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Endocrine Diseases

Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include

If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have a hormone disorder. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to. Stress, infection and changes in your blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels.

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.


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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)