Valid for Submission
C81.99 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites. The code C81.99 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code C81.99 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hodgkin's disease affecting skin, hodgkin's disease of extranodal and/or solid organ site or specific skin infiltration in hodgkin's disease.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like C81.99 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:
- Hodgkin's disease affecting skin
- Hodgkin's disease of extranodal AND/OR solid organ site
- Specific skin infiltration in Hodgkin's disease
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert C81.99 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C81.99 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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