2021 ICD-10-CM Code D21

Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

D21 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:D21
Short Description:Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue
Long Description:Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue

Non-specific codes like D21 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 other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.0 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of head, face and neck
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D21.1 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.10 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.11 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of right upper limb, including shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.12 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of left upper limb, including shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D21.2 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.20 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of unspecified lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.21 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of right lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.22 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of left lower limb, including hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.3 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of thorax
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.4 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of abdomen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.5 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of pelvis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.6 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of trunk, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D21.9 for Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue, unspecified

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 D21:


Includes

Includes
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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.

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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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)