C88 - Malignant immunoproliferative diseases and certain other B-cell lymphomas

Version 2023
ICD-10:C88
Short Description:Malig immunoproliferative dis and certain oth B-cell lymph
Long Description:Malignant immunoproliferative diseases and certain other B-cell lymphomas
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)
      • Malig immunoproliferative dis and certain oth B-cell lymph (C88)

C88 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 malignant immunoproliferative diseases and certain other b-cell lymphomas. 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 Malig immunoproliferative dis and certain oth B-cell lymph

Non-specific codes like C88 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 malig immunoproliferative dis and certain oth b-cell lymph:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.0 for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.2 for Heavy chain disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.3 for Immunoproliferative small intestinal disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.4 for Extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue [MALT-lymphoma]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.8 for Other malignant immunoproliferative diseases
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C88.9 for Malignant immunoproliferative disease, unspecified

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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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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