2021 ICD-10-CM Code D37.5

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum

Version 2021
Billable Code
MS-DRG Mapping
Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D37.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum. The code D37.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D37.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoid tumor of rectum, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectosigmoid junction, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum or neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sigmoid colon.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic colon [See Also: Neoplasm, intestine, large] with rectum ; Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal large colon and rectum ; Neoplasm, neoplastic junction pelvirectal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic junction rectosigmoid ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pelvirectal junction ; Neoplasm, neoplastic rectosigmoid (junction) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic rectum (ampulla) ; etc

ICD-10:D37.5
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum

Code Classification

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D37.5:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D37.5 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D37.5 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The code D37.5 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »colon [See Also: Neoplasm, intestine, large]
    »with rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »large
      »colon
        »and rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »junction
    »pelvirectal
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »junction
    »rectosigmoid
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pelvirectal junction
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »rectosigmoid (junction)
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »rectum (ampulla)
C20C78.5D01.2D12.8D37.5D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »rectum (ampulla)
    »and colon
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0

Information for Patients


Rectal Disorders

The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the particular 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)