ICD-10-CM Code C81.2

Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

C81.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mixed cellularity hodgkin lymphoma. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • C81.20 - ... unspecified site
  • C81.21 - ... lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • C81.22 - ... intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • C81.23 - ... intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • C81.24 - ... lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • C81.25 - ... lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • C81.26 - ... intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • C81.27 - ... spleen
  • C81.28 - ... lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • C81.29 - ... 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C81.2:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Mixed cellularity classical Hodgkin lymphoma

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:


Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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

  • Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
  • Fever and chills
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itchy skin

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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