ICD-10-CM Code D12.3

Benign neoplasm of transverse colon

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Valid for Submission

D12.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of transverse colon. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D12.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenoma of transverse colon, benign neoplasm of ascending colon, benign neoplasm of descending colon, benign neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon, benign neoplasm of splenic flexure of colon, benign neoplasm of transverse colon, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic hepatic [See Also: Index to disease, by histology] flexure (colon) or Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal large colon transverse or Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal large hepatic flexure or Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal large splenic flexure or Neoplasm, neoplastic spleen, splenic NEC flexure (colon) .

ICD-10:D12.3
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of transverse colon
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of transverse colon

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D12.3:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Benign neoplasm of hepatic flexure
  • Benign neoplasm of splenic flexure

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 D12.3 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Adenoma of transverse colon
  • Benign neoplasm of ascending colon
  • Benign neoplasm of descending colon
  • Benign neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Benign neoplasm of splenic flexure of colon
  • Benign neoplasm of transverse colon
  • Neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Neoplasm of splenic flexure of colon
  • Polyp of ascending colon
  • Polyp of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Polyp of transverse colon

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D12.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D12.3 to ICD-9

  • 211.3 - Benign neoplasm lg bowel (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal (D12)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Table of Neoplasms

The code D12.3 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
  »hepatic [See Also: Index to disease, by histology]
    »flexure (colon)
C18.3C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »large
      »colon
        »transverse
C18.4C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »large
      »hepatic flexure
C18.3C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »large
      »splenic flexure
C18.5C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spleen, splenic NEC
    »flexure (colon)
C18.5C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous 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.

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Colonic Polyps

Also called: Colon polyps

A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.

Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you

  • Are over age 50
  • Have had polyps before
  • Have a family member with polyps
  • Have a family history of colon cancer

Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.

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