2021 ICD-10-CM Code D44.10

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified adrenal gland

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

D44.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of unspecified adrenal gland. The code D44.10 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D44.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of adrenal cortex, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal cortex, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal gland or neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adrenal medulla.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D44.10 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.

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

Code Classification

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 D44.10 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert D44.10 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D44.10 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.

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

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

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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)