C81.4 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 lymphocyte-rich 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 Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-specific codes like C81.4 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 lymphocyte-rich hodgkin lymphoma:
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 this diagnosis code:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Lymphocyte-rich classical Hodgkin lymphoma
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma C81.0
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
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:
- Bone marrow
- Lymph nodes
- Lymphatic vessels
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:
- Age. Hodgkin lymphoma is most common in early adulthood (age 20-39 years) and in late adulthood (age 65 years and older).
- Being male. The risk of adult Hodgkin lymphoma is slightly higher in males than in females.
- Past Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Having an infection with EBV as a young child or teenager increases your risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.
- A family history of Hodgkin lymphoma. Having a parent or sibling with Hodgkin lymphoma increases your risk of developing it.
What are the symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma?
The signs and symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma may include:
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin
- Fever for no known reason
- Drenching night sweats (very heavy sweating during sleep)
- Weight loss for no known reason in the past 6 months
- Itchy skin, especially after bathing or drinking alcohol
How is Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed?
To find out if you have Hodgkin lymphoma, your provider:
- Will ask about your symptoms and medical history. This will include checking for signs of disease, such as lumps or anything else that seems unusual.
- May order some lab tests, such as:
- Complete blood count
- Blood chemistry studies
- Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) test
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test
- Blood tests to rule out other medical conditions
- May do imaging tests such as a CT and PET (positron emission tomography) scans
- May do a lymph node biopsy
What are the treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma?
Treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma include:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy, which uses drugs or other substances that attack specific cancer cells with less harm to normal cells
- Cancer immunotherapy
Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be cured if it is found and treated early.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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