ICD-10-CM Code D23.2

Other benign neoplasm of skin of ear and external auricular canal

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Not Valid for Submission

D23.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other benign neoplasm of skin of ear and external auricular canal. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: auditory ; auditory canal (external) (skin) ; auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; canal auditory (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; canal auricular (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; etc

ICD-10:D23.2
Short Description:Oth benign neoplasm skin/ ear and external auricular canal
Long Description:Other benign neoplasm of skin of ear and external auricular canal

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

  • D23.20 - Other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified ear and external auricular canal
  • D23.21 - Other benign neoplasm of skin of right ear and external auricular canal
  • D23.22 - Other benign neoplasm of skin of left ear and external auricular canal

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D23.2 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of skin (D23)

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

Table of Neoplasms

The code D23.2 is included 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
»auditory
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auditory
  »canal (external) (skin)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auditory (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auricular (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »auricle or auris [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »canal, external [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »external meatus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »lobule [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »skin
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»earlobe
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
  »meatus (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»meatus external (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»pinna (ear) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auditory canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricle (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ear (external)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »meatus, acoustic (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »pinna [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2

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