D23.12 - Other benign neoplasm of skin of left eyelid, including canthus

Version 2023
ICD-10:D23.12
Short Description:Oth benign neoplasm skin/ left eyelid, including canthus
Long Description:Other benign neoplasm of skin of left eyelid, including canthus
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of skin (D23)

D23.12 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 other benign neoplasm of skin of left eyelid, including canthus. 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code D23.1 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lid (lower) (upper) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic meibomian gland ; Neoplasm, neoplastic palpebra ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS eyelid ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS lid (lower) (upper) ; etc

Specific Coding for Oth benign neoplasm skin/ left eyelid, including canthus

Non-specific codes like D23.12 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 oth benign neoplasm skin/ left eyelid, including canthus:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D23.121 for Other benign neoplasm of skin of left upper eyelid, including canthus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D23.122 for Other benign neoplasm of skin of left lower eyelid, including canthus

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D23.12216.1 - Benign neo skin eyelid
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 D23.1 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
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »meibomian gland
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »eyelid
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2

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