D44.1 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland

Version 2023
ICD-10:D44.1
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands (D44)

D44.1 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal capsule ; Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal cortex ; Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal gland ; Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal medulla ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cortex ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cortex adrenal ; etc

Specific Coding for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland

Non-specific codes like D44.1 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 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D44.10 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D44.11 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D44.12 for Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of left adrenal gland

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced 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
  »adrenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adrenal
    »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adrenal
    »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adrenal
    »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adrenal
    »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cortex
    »adrenal
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »medulla
    »adrenal
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
    »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
    »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
    »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
    »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7

Patient Education


Adrenal Gland Disorders

What are adrenal glands?

Your adrenal glands are two small organs that sit on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands make different types of hormones you need to stay alive and healthy. Hormones are chemicals that travel in your bloodstream and control how different parts of your body work.

The adrenal glands make the hormones cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. They also make hormones that your body uses to make sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone). All of these hormones do many important jobs, including:

What are adrenal gland disorders?

When you have an adrenal gland disorder, your body makes too much or too little of one or more hormones. The symptoms depend on the type of problem you have and how much it affects the hormone levels in your body.

There are many types of adrenal gland disorders, including:

What causes adrenal gland disorders?

The cause of adrenal gland disorders depends on the type of disorder you have. Causes can include:

In many cases the cause of the problem isn't clear.

How are adrenal gland disorders diagnosed?

Health care providers use different tests to check for adrenal disorders depending on your symptoms and health history. For example, you may have tests of your blood, urine (pee), or saliva (spit). These tests check your hormone levels. Your provider may order x-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to look for tumors.

What are the treatments for adrenal gland disorders?

Different types of adrenal gland disorders have different treatments. They include medicines and surgery. Radiation therapy is sometimes a treatment for tumors. There are treatments to cure certain adrenal gland disorders. For other disorders, treatments can manage your symptoms.

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