2022 ICD-10-CM Code D3A.02

Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and rectum

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D3A.02
Short Description:Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, lg int, and rectum
Long Description:Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and rectum

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neuroendocrine tumors (D3A)
      • Benign neuroendocrine tumors (D3A)

D3A.02 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and rectum. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, lg int, and rectum

Non-specific codes like D3A.02 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, lg int, and rectum:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.020 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the appendix
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.021 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the cecum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.022 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the ascending colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.023 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the transverse colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.024 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the descending colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.025 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the sigmoid colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.026 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the rectum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D3A.029 for Benign carcinoid tumor of the large intestine, unspecified portion

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Tumors are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Carcinoid Tumors

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.

In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.

Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.


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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

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


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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)