2021 ICD-10-CM Code D16.6

Benign neoplasm of vertebral column

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D16.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of vertebral column. The code D16.6 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D16.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of articular cartilage, benign neoplasm of cervical vertebra, benign neoplasm of cervical vertebral column, benign neoplasm of lumbar vertebra, benign neoplasm of lumbar vertebral column , benign neoplasm of spine, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic atlas ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) atlas ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) axis ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) back NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) intervertebral cartilage or disc ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) spine, spinal (column) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bone (periosteum) vertebra (column) ; etc

ICD-10:D16.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of vertebral column
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of vertebral column

Code Classification

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 D16.6:


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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

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Table of Neoplasms

The code D16.6 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
  »atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »axis
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »back NEC
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bone (periosteum)
    »vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »disc, intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nucleus pulposus
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »lumbosacral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2

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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Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.


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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)