2022 ICD-10-CM Code C85.2

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C85.2
Short Description:Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma
Long Description:Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
      • Oth and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (C85)

C85.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mediastinal (thymic) large b-cell lymphoma. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma

Non-specific codes like C85.2 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 mediastinal (thymic) large b-cell lymphoma:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.20 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.21 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.22 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.23 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.24 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.25 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.26 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.27 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.28 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C85.29 for Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

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 C85.2 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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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Code History

  • 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)