Valid for Submission
D15.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of heart. The code D15.1 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 D15.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like atrial myxoma, benign neoplasm of endocardium, benign neoplasm of epicardium, benign neoplasm of heart, benign neoplasm of myocardium , benign neoplasm of pericardium, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: atrium, cardiac ; endocardium ; epicardium ; heart ; myocardium ; myopericardium ; pericardium ; etc
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D15.1:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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 great vessels D21.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Atrial myxoma
- Benign neoplasm of endocardium
- Benign neoplasm of epicardium
- Benign neoplasm of heart
- Benign neoplasm of myocardium
- Benign neoplasm of pericardium
- Congenital rhabdomyoma of heart
- Familial atrial myxoma
- Myxoma of heart
- Neoplasm of endocardium
- Neoplasm of epicardium
- Neoplasm of myocardium
- Papillary fibroelastoma
- Papillary fibroelastoma of heart
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|314||OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||05||2.0834|
|315||OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC||05||0.9752|
|316||OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||05||0.7495|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert D15.1 to ICD-9 Code
Table of Neoplasms
The code D15.1 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.
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Information for Patients
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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If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many different forms of heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.
Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.
You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that put you at greater risk:
- Control your blood pressure
- Lower your cholesterol
- Don't smoke
- Get enough exercise
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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