2021 ICD-10-CM Code C81

Hodgkin lymphoma

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

C81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hodgkin lymphoma. 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.

ICD-10:C81
Short Description:Hodgkin lymphoma
Long Description:Hodgkin lymphoma

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-specific codes like C81 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 hodgkin lymphoma:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.0 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.00 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.01 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.02 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.03 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.04 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.05 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.06 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.07 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.08 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.09 for Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.1 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.10 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.11 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.12 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.13 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.14 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.15 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.16 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.17 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.18 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.19 for Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.2 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.20 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.21 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.22 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.23 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.24 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.25 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.26 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.27 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.28 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.29 for Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.3 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.30 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.31 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.32 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.33 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.34 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.35 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.36 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.37 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.38 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.39 for Lymphocyte depleted Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.4 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.40 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.41 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.42 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.43 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.44 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.45 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.46 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.47 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.48 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.49 for Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.7 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.70 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.71 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.72 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.73 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.74 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.75 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.76 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.77 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.78 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.79 for Other Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C81.9 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.90 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.91 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.92 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.93 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.94 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.95 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.96 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.97 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.98 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C81.99 for Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Hodgkin Disease

Also called: Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. The first sign of Hodgkin disease is often an enlarged lymph node. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes. Later it may spread to the lungs, liver, or bone marrow. The exact cause is unknown.

Hodgkin disease is rare. Symptoms include

To diagnose Hodgkin disease, doctors use a physical exam and history, blood tests, and a biopsy. Treatment depends on how far the disease has spread. It often includes radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the more effective the treatment. In most cases, Hodgkin disease can be cured.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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)