2022 ICD-10-CM Code D10

Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D10
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx (D10)

D10 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx. 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 Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx

Non-specific codes like D10 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 benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.0 for Benign neoplasm of lip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.1 for Benign neoplasm of tongue
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.2 for Benign neoplasm of floor of mouth
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D10.3 for Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.30 for Benign neoplasm of unspecified part of mouth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.39 for Benign neoplasm of other parts of mouth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.4 for Benign neoplasm of tonsil
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.5 for Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.6 for Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.7 for Benign neoplasm of hypopharynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.9 for Benign neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Tumors are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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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)