D16.12 - Benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb

Version 2023
ICD-10:D16.12
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage (D16)

D16.12 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code D16.1 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) carpus (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) finger (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) hand ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) limb NEC upper (long bones) short bones ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) metacarpus (any) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic carpus (any bone) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic metacarpus (any bone) ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D16.12213.5 - Ben neo bones wrist/hand
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code D16.1 of the current diagnosis code is referenced 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)
    »carpus (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »finger (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »hand
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »limb NEC
      »upper (long bones)
        »short bones
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »metacarpus (any)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »carpus (any bone)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »metacarpus (any bone)
C40.1C79.51D16.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »phalanges
    »hand
C40.1C79.51D16.1

Patient Education


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.

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