ICD-10-CM Code D17.3

Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of other and unspecified sites

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D17.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 other and unspecified sites. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D17.3
Short Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of and unsp sites
Long Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of other and unspecified sites

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D17.30 - Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of unspecified sites
  • D17.39 - Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of other sites

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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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