2022 ICD-10-CM Code D29.2

Benign neoplasm of testis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D29.2
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of testis
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of testis

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of male genital organs (D29)

D29.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of testis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: testis, testes ; testis, testes descended ; testis, testes ectopic ; testis, testes retained ; testis, testes scrotal ; testis, testes undescended ; testis, testes unspecified whether descended or undescended ; etc

Specific Coding for Benign neoplasm of testis

Non-specific codes like D29.2 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 benign neoplasm of testis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D29.20 for Benign neoplasm of unspecified testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D29.21 for Benign neoplasm of right testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D29.22 for Benign neoplasm of left testis

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 D29.2:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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 D29.2 are found in the index:

Table of Neoplasms

The code D29.2 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
»testis, testes
C62.9C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »descended
C62.1C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »ectopic
C62.0C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »retained
C62.0C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »scrotal
C62.1C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »undescended
C62.0C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59
»testis, testes
  »unspecified whether descended or undescended
C62.9C79.82D07.69D29.2D40.1D49.59

Information for Patients


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.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.


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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)