Valid for Submission
D23.60 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder. The code D23.60 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code D23.60 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of skin of arm, benign neoplasm of skin of elbow, benign neoplasm of skin of finger, benign neoplasm of skin of forearm, benign neoplasm of skin of hand , benign neoplasm of skin of shoulder, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D23.60 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Benign neoplasm of skin of arm
- Benign neoplasm of skin of elbow
- Benign neoplasm of skin of finger
- Benign neoplasm of skin of forearm
- Benign neoplasm of skin of hand
- Benign neoplasm of skin of shoulder
- Benign neoplasm of skin of upper arm
- Benign neoplasm of skin of upper limb
- Benign neoplasm of skin of wrist
- Benign neoplasm of soft tissue of hand
- Benign neoplasm of soft tissue of upper arm
- Neoplasm of skin of elbow
- Neoplasm of skin of finger
- Neoplasm of skin of forearm
- Neoplasm of skin of shoulder
- Neoplasm of skin of upper arm
- Neoplasm of skin of wrist
- Nevus striatus symmetricus of thumbs
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|606||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC||09||1.511|
|607||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||09||0.8256|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert D23.60 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D23.60 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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