C81.90 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, unspecified site. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like C81.90 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Classical Hodgkin lymphoma
- Composite Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Hodgkin's disease
- Hodgkin's disease affecting skin
- Hodgkin's disease in remission
- Hodgkin's granuloma
- Hodgkin's sarcoma
- Hypermelanosis due to Hodgkin's disease
- Hypermelanosis due to neoplasia
- Lymphomatoid papulosis
- Lymphomatoid papulosis with Hodgkin's disease
- Malignant lymphoma in remission
- Non-specific cutaneous reaction in Hodgkin's disease
- Primary cutaneous CD30 antigen positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder
- Refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Relapsing classical Hodgkin lymphoma
- Lymphomatoid Papulosis-. clinically benign, histologically malignant, recurrent cutaneous t-cell lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by an infiltration of large atypical cells surrounded by inflammatory cells. the atypical cells resemble reed-sternberg cells of hodgkin disease or the malignant cells of cutaneous t-cell lymphoma. in some cases, lymphomatoid papulosis progresses to lymphomatous conditions including mycosis fungoides; hodgkin disease; cutaneous t-cell lymphoma; or anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.
- Hodgkin's Sarcoma-. an obsolete term referring to a hodgkin lymphoma that lacks inflammatory elements.
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|C81.90||201.90 - Hdgk dis unsp xtrndl org|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
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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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)