ICD-10 Code D37.3

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix

Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior
ICD-10:D37.3
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 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 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code D37.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

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

Convert D37.3 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 235.2 - Unc behav neo intestine (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

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

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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

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

Also called: Large intestine 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.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hirschsprung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal ischemia and infarction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.