C96 - Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue

Version 2023
ICD-10:C96
Short Description:Oth & unsp malig neoplm of lymphoid, hematpoetc and rel tiss
Long Description:Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
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)
      • Oth & unsp malig neoplm of lymphoid, hematpoetc and rel tiss (C96)

C96 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 other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue. 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 C96 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 Oth & unsp malig neoplm of lymphoid, hematpoetc and rel tiss

Non-specific codes like C96 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 oth & unsp malig neoplm of lymphoid, hematpoetc and rel tiss:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.0 for Multifocal and multisystemic (disseminated) Langerhans-cell histiocytosis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C96.2 for Malignant mast cell neoplasm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.20 for Malignant mast cell neoplasm, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.21 for Aggressive systemic mastocytosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.22 for Mast cell sarcoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.29 for Other malignant mast cell neoplasm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.4 for Sarcoma of dendritic cells (accessory cells)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.5 for Multifocal and unisystemic Langerhans-cell histiocytosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.6 for Unifocal Langerhans-cell histiocytosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.9 for Malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.A for Histiocytic sarcoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C96.Z for Other specified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue

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Leukemia

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a term for cancers of the blood cells. Leukemia starts in blood-forming tissues such as the bone marrow. Your bone marrow makes the cells which will develop into white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Each type of cell has a different job:

When you have leukemia, your bone marrow makes large numbers of abnormal cells. This problem most often happens with white blood cells. These abnormal cells build up in your bone marrow and blood. They crowd out the healthy blood cells and make it hard for your cells and blood to do their work.

What are the types of leukemia?

There are different types of leukemia. Which type of leukemia you have depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancer and whether it grows quickly or slowly.

The type of blood cell could be:

The different types can grow quickly or slowly:

The main types of leukemia are:

What causes leukemia?

Leukemia happens when there are changes in the genetic material (DNA) in bone marrow cells. The cause of these genetic changes is unknown.

Who is at risk for leukemia?

For the specific types, there are different factors which can raise your risk of getting that type. Overall, your risk of leukemia goes up as you age. It is most common over age 60.

What are the symptoms of leukemia?

Some of the symptoms of leukemia may include:

Other leukemia symptoms can be different from type to type. Chromic leukemia may not cause symptoms at first.

How is leukemia diagnosed?

Your health care provider may use many tools to diagnose leukemia:

Once the provider makes a diagnosis, there may be additional tests to see whether the cancer has spread. These include imaging tests and a lumbar puncture, which is a procedure to collect and test cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

What are the treatments for leukemia?

The treatments for leukemia depend on which type you have, how severe the leukemia is, your age, your overall health, and other factors. Some possible treatments might include:

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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.

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