2022 ICD-10-CM Code C96.20

Malignant mast cell neoplasm, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C96.20
Short Description:Malignant mast cell neoplasm, unspecified
Long Description:Malignant mast cell neoplasm, unspecified

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)

C96.20 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant mast cell neoplasm, unspecified. The code C96.20 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C96.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant mast cell tumor , mast cell malignancy or mast cell malignancy of lymph nodes.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C96.20 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.

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 C96.20 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Replacement Code

C9620 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert C96.20 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C96.20 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.

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