ICD-10-CM Code D44.1

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Not Valid for Submission

D44.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D44.1
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D44.10 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified adrenal gland
  • D44.11 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right adrenal gland
  • D44.12 - 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D44.1:

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.
  • code to identify any functional activity.

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands (D44)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Neoplasms

The code D44.1 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
»adrenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
  »adrenal
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
  »adrenal
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7

Information for Patients


Adrenal Gland Disorders

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.

Causes of adrenal gland disorders include

  • Genetic mutations
  • Tumors including pheochromocytomas
  • Infections
  • A problem in another gland, such as the pituitary, which helps to regulate the adrenal gland
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on which problem you have. Surgery or medicines can treat many adrenal gland disorders.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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