2021 ICD-10-CM Code C96.9

Malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C96.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue, unspecified. The code C96.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C96.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthritis secondary to hematological malignancy, arthritis secondary to malignancy, erythropoietic uroporphyria associated with myeloid malignancy, malignant tumor of lymphoid hemopoietic and related tissue, neurolymphomatosis , paraneoplastic neuropathy, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) marrow NEC (any bone) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic hematopoietic, hemopoietic tissue NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lymph, lymphatic channel NEC gland (secondary) primary (any site) NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lymph, lymphatic channel NEC node [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lymph, lymphatic channel NEC node [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland] primary NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic marrow (bone) NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic spine, spinal (column) marrow NEC ; etc

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C96.9 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.

ICD-10:C96.9
Short Description:Malig neoplm of lymphoid, hematpoetc and rel tissue, unsp
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue, unspecified

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C96.9 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C96.9 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.

Table of Neoplasms

The code C96.9 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »marrow NEC (any bone)
C96.9C79.52D47.9D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »hematopoietic, hemopoietic tissue NEC
C96.9
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lymph, lymphatic channel NEC
    »gland (secondary)
      »primary (any site) NEC
C96.9
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lymph, lymphatic channel NEC
    »node [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]
C96.9
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lymph, lymphatic channel NEC
    »node [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]
      »primary NEC
C96.9
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »marrow (bone) NEC
C96.9C79.52D47.9D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »marrow NEC
C96.9C79.52D47.9D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vertebra (column)
    »marrow NEC
C96.9C79.52D47.9D49.89

Information for Patients


Lymphatic Diseases

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of

Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.

The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.


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Lymphoma

Also called: Non-Hodgkin 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 substances that attack cancer cells without harming 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)