2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D21.22

Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of left lower limb, including hip

ICD-10-CM Code:
D21.22
ICD-10 Code for:
Ben neoplm of connctv/soft tiss of left lower limb, inc hip
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Neoplasms
    (C00–D49)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors
      (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue
        (D21)

D21.22 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of left lower limb, including hip. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code D21.2 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic aponeurosis plantar ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC ankle ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC calf ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC extremity lower ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC foot ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC heel ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC hip ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Benign neoplasm of soft tissues of left lower limb
  • Bilateral benign neoplasm of soft tissue of lower limbs

Clinical Classification

Convert D21.22 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 215.3 - Ben neo soft tissue leg
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code D21.2 of the current diagnosis code is referenced 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
  »aponeurosis
    »plantar
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »ankle
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »calf
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »extremity
      »lower
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »foot
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »heel
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »hip
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »knee
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »leg
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »limb NEC
      »lower
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »popliteal fossa or space
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »thigh
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »toe
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
    »plantar
C49.2C79.89 D21.2D48.1D49.2

Patient Education


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.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.