C82.9 - Follicular lymphoma, unspecified

Version 2023
ICD-10:C82.9
Short Description:Follicular lymphoma, unspecified
Long Description:Follicular lymphoma, unspecified
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
      • Follicular lymphoma (C82)

C82.9 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 follicular lymphoma, unspecified. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C82.9 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.

Specific Coding for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified

Non-specific codes like C82.9 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 follicular lymphoma, unspecified:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.90 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.91 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.92 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.93 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.94 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.95 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.96 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.97 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.98 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C82.99 for Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites

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Patient Education


Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is Hodgkin disease. The rest are called non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas begin when a type of white blood cell, called a T cell or B cell, becomes abnormal. The cell divides again and again, making more and more abnormal cells. These abnormal cells can spread to almost any other part of the body. Most of the time, doctors don't know why a person gets non-Hodgkin lymphoma. You are at increased risk if you have a weakened immune system or have certain types of infections.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can cause many symptoms, such as :

Your doctor will diagnose lymphoma with a physical exam, blood tests, a chest x-ray, and a biopsy. Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, or therapy to remove proteins from the blood. Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances that attack specific cancer cells with less harm to normal cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. If you don't have symptoms, you may not need treatment right away. This is called watchful waiting.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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