ICD-10-CM Code D13.6

Benign neoplasm of pancreas

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Valid for Submission

D13.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of pancreas. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D13.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenoma of pancreas, benign cystic tumor of exocrine pancreas, benign neoplasm of body of pancreas, benign neoplasm of head of pancreas, benign neoplasm of pancreas, benign neoplasm of pancreas, excluding islets of langerhans, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas body ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas ectopic tissue ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas head ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas neck ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas tail ; etc

ICD-10:D13.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of pancreas
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of pancreas

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 D13.6:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • benign neoplasm of endocrine pancreas D13.7

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 D13.6 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 pancreas
  • Benign cystic tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreas, excluding islets of Langerhans
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreatic duct
  • Benign neoplasm of tail of pancreas
  • Benign tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Cystadenoma of pancreas
  • Intraduct papilloma of pancreas
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous adenoma of pancreas
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of tail of pancreas
  • Serous cystadenoma of pancreas

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D13.6 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.

  • 438 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 439 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 440 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D13.6 to ICD-9

  • 211.6 - Benign neoplasm pancreas

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of and ill-defined parts of digestive system (D13)

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 D13.6 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
  »pancreas
C25.9C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »body
C25.1C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung)
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »ectopic tissue
C25.7C78.89D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »head
C25.0C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »neck
C25.7C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »tail
C25.2C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Santorini's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Wirsung's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0

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.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

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