C81 - Hodgkin lymphoma

Version 2023
ICD-10:C81
Short Description:Hodgkin lymphoma
Long Description:Hodgkin lymphoma
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
      • Hodgkin lymphoma (C81)

C81 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 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 2023 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 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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Patient Education


Hodgkin Lymphoma

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma, also called Hodgkin disease, is a type of cancer that develops in the lymph system. Your lymph system is part of your immune system. It helps protect your body from infection and disease.

The lymph system is made up of tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells. It includes your:

Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the main types of lymphoma. The other is non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Each type starts in different types of white blood cells.

What causes Hodgkin lymphoma?

The cause of Hodgkin lymphoma is unknown. But there are certain people who are at higher risk of developing it.

Who is more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma?

Certain factors can make you more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma:

What are the symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma?

The signs and symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

How is Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed?

To find out if you have Hodgkin lymphoma, your provider:

What are the treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma?

Treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma include:

Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be cured if it is found and treated early.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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