Valid for Submission
D37.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified. The code D37.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code D37.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoid tumor of gastrointestinal tract, gastrinoma, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ or neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gastrointestinal tract.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: alimentary canal or tract NEC or digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC or gastrocolic or gastrointestinal (tract) NEC .
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D37.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D37.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Carcinoid tumor of gastrointestinal tract
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gastrointestinal tract
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|374||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC||06||2.0679|
|375||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC||06||1.2049|
|376||DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.8952|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert D37.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D37.9 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 D37.9 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.
|»alimentary canal or tract NEC||C26.9||C78.80||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
|»digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC||C26.9||C78.89||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
|»gastrointestinal (tract) NEC||C26.9||C78.89||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
Information for Patients
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
- Blood in your stool
- Changes in bowel habits
- Severe abdominal pain
- Unintentional weight loss
- Heartburn not relieved by antacids
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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