D17.2 - Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of limb

Version 2023
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
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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 ICD-10 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 2023 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

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