ICD-10-CM Code D37.3

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D37.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D37.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoid tumor of appendix or neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix or neuroendocrine neoplasm of appendix.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: appendix or intestine, intestinal large appendix .

ICD-10:D37.3
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Carcinoid tumor of appendix
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix
  • Neuroendocrine neoplasm of appendix

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D37.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 374 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 375 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 376 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D37.3 to ICD-9

  • 235.2 - Unc behav neo intestine (Approximate Flag)

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)

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 D37.3 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
»appendix
C18.1C78.5D01.0D12.1D37.3D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »appendix
C18.1C78.5D01.0D12.1D37.3D49.0

Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

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