2022 ICD-10-CM Code D37.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D37.0
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx

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)

D37.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx. 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.

Specific Coding for Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx

Non-specific codes like D37.0 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 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 D37.030 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the parotid salivary glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.031 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the sublingual salivary glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.032 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the submandibular salivary glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D37.039 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands, unspecified
  • 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

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 D37.0:


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.

Information for Patients


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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Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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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)