ICD-10 Code D37.9

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior
ICD-10:D37.9
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unsp
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 D37.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified. 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 D37.9 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 D37.9 to ICD-9

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

  • 235.5 - Unc behav neo GI NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Carcinoid tumor of gastrointestinal tract
  • Gastrinoma
  • Gastrointestinal hormone-secreting endocrine tumor
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gastrointestinal tract

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:

  • - Tumor - See Also: Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site;

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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»alimentary canal or tract NEC
C26.9C78.80D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»gastrocolic
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»gastrointestinal (tract) NEC
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0

Information for Patients


Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

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

  • Digestive diseases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fecal fat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.