2021 ICD-10-CM Code C7B.0

Secondary carcinoid tumors

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

C7B.0 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 carcinoid tumors. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

Short Description:Secondary carcinoid tumors
Long Description:Secondary carcinoid tumors

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Secondary carcinoid tumors

Non-specific codes like C7B.0 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 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

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)