D37 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oral cavity and digestive organs

Version 2023
ICD-10:D37
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oral cavity and digestive organs
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs (D37)

D37 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 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oral cavity and digestive organs. 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.

Specific Coding for Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs

Non-specific codes like D37 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 neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D37.0 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.01 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.02 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D37.03 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.04 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the minor salivary glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.05 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pharynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.09 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites of the oral cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.1 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of stomach
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.2 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of small intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.3 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.4 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.5 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.6 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.8 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.9 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Patient Education


Digestive Diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have:

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Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to:

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include:

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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