2022 ICD-10-CM Code C81.2

Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C81.2
Short Description:Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
Long Description:Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
      • Hodgkin lymphoma (C81)

C81.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mixed cellularity hodgkin lymphoma. 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 Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-specific codes like C81.2 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 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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C81.2:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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 C81.2 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Hodgkin Disease

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)