2022 ICD-10-CM Code D17.2

Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of limb

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D17.2
Short Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of limb
Long Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of limb

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign lipomatous neoplasm (D17)

D17.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of limb. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of limb

Non-specific codes like D17.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of limb:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D17.20 for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of unspecified limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D17.21 for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of right arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D17.22 for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D17.23 for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of right leg
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D17.24 for Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left leg

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 D17.2 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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.

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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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)